A Very, Very Brief History Of Gestural Interfaces
Inspired and informed by a fun, little book called Designing Gestural Interfaces, I compiled a very brief and an entirely incomplete history of gestural interfaces in order to help us remember where we're coming from and where we haven't gone yet. By Tali KrakowskyBy: Tali Krakowsky, Published: Oct 27, 2009
1983: HEWLETT-PACKARD 150
1986: THE CLAPPER
A clap controls analog objects in the room. This is one of the first consumer devices sold with an auditory sensor.
1994: THE IBM SIMON PERSONAL COMMUNICATOR
1995: PINCH BY FAKESPACE
2001: THE ESSENTIAL REALITY P5 GLOVE BY LIONHEAD STUDIOS
2002: AUTOMOTIVE GESTURE INTERFACE
2002: MINORITY REPORT
2004: THE IPATENT
Jeff Han reveals a cheap, scalable, multi-touch and pressure-sensitive computer screen interface.
2007: THE IPHONE
2007: MICROSOFT SURFACE
2008/9: OPEN FRAMEWORKS
A fun example of an Open Frameworks application is Sniff, an interactive storefront window display of an animated dog that follows passers-by, discerns their behavior and engaging them in play.
Curious to know what happens next....