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Toward a theory of gesture design


2011 2011

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Abstract (summary)

The enormous transformation in how humans engage with technologies-providing direct access through touch or gesture, without any mediating controller-has just reached mainstream computing, games and home theaters, with the recent releases of the Kinect and the WAVI Xtion. This change has opened up huge new opportunities for the design of games, interactive experiences and applications. This paper presents the evidence of the connection between the body and perceptions, emotions, and mental states; the powerful, extensive, and surprising ways those connections are manifest; and the unexpected and very potent role that metaphor plays. This paper then presents how that evidence points to a way of employing the emotional and cognitive armature attached to human movement as a means of developing emotionally compelling gestural game-play.

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Subject
Design;
Information Technology;
Technical Communication
Classification
0389: Design
0489: Information Technology
0643: Technical Communication
Identifier / keyword
Communication and the arts; Applied sciences; Embodied cognition; Gesture; Human-computer interaction; Metaphor; User interface
Title
Toward a theory of gesture design
Author
Tucker, Diane
Number of pages
34
Publication year
2011
Degree date
2011
School code
0208
Source
MAI 50/01M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781124789118
Advisor
Bolas, Mark
Committee member
Fullerton, Tracy; Kratky, Andreas; Malamed, Laird
University/institution
University of Southern California
Department
Interactive Media
University location
United States -- California
Degree
M.F.A.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1497028
ProQuest document ID
884902769
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/884902769
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