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Ryan Van Den Dolder S3109087

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The focus of this project is to create a more engaging way for users to interact with their home media removing the reliance on graphical interfaces and menu's. This aim coinciding with my general prediction for the future of home media in the next five years moving to digital forms and the use of networks in each home stripping the need for conventional media vestals like dvd's and cd's. Sunday, 18 April 2010

Existing Media Devices Sunday, 18 April 2010


-The experience of enchantment in human-computer interaction “enchantment with technology involves being carried away by the power behind the technology.” -John McCarthy,

Designing Accommodations for Aging-in-Place “The concept of aging-in-place represents the idea of enabling older adults to maintain independence in their home environment.” -© 2009 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC

The computer for the 21st century “Today's multimedia machine makes the computer screen into a demanding focus of attention rather than allowing it to fade into the background.” -Mark Weiser

Beyond Usability, Computer Playfulness “Emotions not only contribute to a richer quality of interaction, but they directly impact a person’s ability to interact in an intelligent way”.-JAN NOYES and RICHARD LITTLEDALE

Papier-Mâché: Toolkit Support for Tangible Input “Tangible user interfaces (TUIs) augment the physical world by integrating digital information with everyday physical objects” - Scott R. Klemmer

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Interaction Projects

- Linyl - Sound Scape - Aware Home Media - Home photo Sharing Sunday, 18 April 2010

- Arduinos - Phidgets - Processing - Parallax

Applicable technologies Sunday, 18 April 2010


do you have a home media server or compatible device eg:PS3 or Xbox360? ❑ Yes ❑ No ❑ Other _________________________

- Simple Question

Do you have a universal remote to control multiple devices? ❑ Yes

- Leading Answers

how many music, video and computer devices in you home? ❑ 2 ❑ 3 ❑ 4

❑ No ❑ Other

❑ 5 ❑ More

- Facebook Distribution - 46 Respondents

Do you own an Ipod? ❑ No ❑ Yes ❑ Yes, Several

Do You still print photos and use photo albums? ❑ No ❑ Yes ❑ Only on the Computer

What do you use to play music and videos?

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Survey Results 7%

93% Store Photos on computer Photos only printed


• 47% of people still print photos and use albums to store them.

83% Own Ipods No Ipod

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• 80% of the media users have more then 5 media devices in their homes. • 64% have a media server capable device.

User Observations 4 user observations

Focus Points -Music - Steps -Video - Errors -Photos

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User Observation Results Digital Systems

- More steps involved - More errors

Manual Systems

- No errors - More user comfort in use

Automated Systems made tasks much more efficient

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Meetings Electronic Connections - Home Automation systems - Electronics suppliers

Micheal Ryan - Linux OS - Programming advice

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Position -Media is moving to digital formats - Digital interfaces require mores steps and inker more errors - good interaction needs enchantment and intrigue - Manual Methods and not GUI’s are more efficient

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Future Aims - Survey’s - Observations - User Probes - Concept Development

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Thank you Any Questions

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Mid- semester presentation documents