Just checking in

Posted: May 5, 2011 in Independent Learning Module, Kinect, Research Methods
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Sorry I’ve been a bit quiet recently. I’ve been finishing off one of my assignments and also still trying to get over my illness. And playing Portal 2, naturally.

The environment has changed since I started working on my Natural User Interfaces assignment, as I expected it would. The most important development is that Microsoft has confirmed details of its official SDK for Kinect. They make big news of the device’s audio capabilities, something which has been underutilised in the third-party toolkits currently available. This won’t be of much use to me for my project (unless there are some REALLY straightforward modules I can harness) but it does show how little this type of interface has been pushed to date.

I’ll be finishing my modules over the next couple of weeks, taking a quick break, and then I’ll start the real work on the project. I’ll update the blog far more regularly once development gets underway.

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