Hello my fellow Kinect hacking and interface design friends,
my name is Jens Walz and I’m studying “Informationdesign” in the sixth semester at Media University Stuttgart (south-west Germany). I’m currently working on my bachelorthesis with the topic “Conception, design and implementation of a natural user interface social network prototype”.
You can follow my development progress on my bachelorthesis weblog (unfortunately it’s only available in german, but the illustrations, wireframes, mockups and interactions should speak for themselves):
How you might can already imagine it’s all about NUI interaction, interface development and design of a social media application. The application is called “Kinect Society” and it will get realized in ActionScript 3 (and of course the OpenNI Win32 Wrapper).
In the last two months I created persona scenarios, use cases, flowcharts, planned the interface, the interactions and input methods and designed out of the wireframes the finished mockups of the application. Now it’s time to get the whole application to life (with my creepy AS3 skills ) an maybe I’ll bother the community with a few questions but I’ll release the application and the source code after the prototype is finished.
Quick preview (way more 1920x1080 images are available on the weblog):