The Kinect Effect

The video below is a new commercial, launched by Microsoft, about the XBox Kinect sensor. Kinect is a motion sensor for the XBox console and was initially intended for gaming purposes, however people started using it in various ways including in the fields of medicine, education and music.

This type of technology sure brings lots of challenges in the UX field. The gaming industry is still struggling with some interaction problems this sensor brings, and there are not many interaction patterns defined yet. Lets see where this takes us. For me, I believe in this technology, and I think there is room for evolving and improving.

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