The MediaWall is a Cruiser extension that enables content exploration on large public information displays via natural hand gesture interactions. This research project tackles the following important issues:
- Attracting passers-by to a public information display, and alerting them of its interactive capabilities.
- Quickly training new users on available hand gestures to interact with the display.
- Encouraging users to explore and engage with the content of the display.
One instance of the MediaWall is currently deployed outside the School of Information Technologies building, opposite the Seymour Center theatre. This setting enables us to quickly test, iterate and improve the system in a live environment with a diverse group of participants. The system currently runs nightly from 7pm to midnight.
A second instance of the same technology, LNIPS (Learning Network Information Point System), has been deployed in student computer labs across the campus. Here, students are able to interact with the displays via hand gestures to navigate through important announcements, find available computer terminals in their current location, and get navigation instructions to different computer labs across the campus.
Below is a short video that provides a brief overview of these two MediaWall instances.
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