Saturday, March 26, 2011

The Right User Interface

It’s a good UI when a two year old knows what to do.

Buster is waving his hand to give a command to his “pet” in the Kinectimals game. He can pretend to throw a ball, give him water, or brush his fur.

He’s particularly thrilled when he succeeds in selecting a command by holding his hand to the right or left. “I did it! I chose NO!”

The motion sensing is pretty darn good. I’m looking forward to seeing what the future brings.


Bob said...

Amazing UI.
Imagine the use for a paraplegic or a quadriplegic some day to control a computer, may be even now.

mayberry said...

So cool. I really want to try out Kinect!

Anonymous said...

I feel the same way about a lot of the iPhone games. My own 2-year-old is an Angry Birds whiz, and he figured it out pretty much by himself.