We present a design concept of a tangible user interface for browsing image contents. A layer structure for image presentation and three kinematical gestures are proposed to facilitate navigation in the digital photo collections. We describe how gestures support the photo browsing and how the visual display is synchronized with gestures.
Astrolabe is a demonstrator of a man-machine interface capable of displaying what a picture-based search tool could be like in a personal or professional picture collection. Astrolabe is a textless interface through which users may search for pictures on the basis of colours, shapes and/or associated sounds ...a tool for research, an invitation to wandering… (More)
This paper presents our research on the process of creating new communication experiences in the private sphere of users. To do this, we have chosen to study the concept of social presence, and also the notion of communication. The communication models that we have examined come from various disciplines and all have in common the fact that they focus on… (More)