Friday, February 27, 2009

Apparently 3D eyetracking is HOT!!

Judging from this weeks overwhelming publicity on various blogs around the globe 3D eyetracking is HOT :-)

What we want to make sure that our viewers understand is that, although a prototype, it should be fully realizable with today's UI technology and hardware.

We are happy to share some of the things that have been posted lately - to keep the discussion going, of course.

Je suis bluffé ! Pas d’autres mots pour définir mon état devant cette interface 3D pour mobile. C’est très impressionnant. Apple devrait acheter ce concept et l’adapter à son iPhone. Dans tous les cas, la mise en place de cette interface sur un mobile constituerait, à mon sens, un outil marketing imparable face à la concurrence.

Here’s something you certainly don’t see every day. The Astonishing Tribe (TAT) has come up with a cell phone user interface that gives a convincing sense of depth and layers by tracking you eyes using their self-developed 3G engine. It basically relies on your eyes’ location in relation to the device’s orientation to render the display in such a way to look 3D. Check out the video and see for yourself. Hopefully such technology will become common place, as it certainly looks very cool.

What you see here is definitely eye-catching to say the least - this cell phone user interface demonstration offer what standard flat interface elements cannot - a convincing sense of depth and layers simply by tracking one's eyes while using The Astonishing Tribe's (TAT) self-developed 3D engine that renders in real time. In essence, it will rely on your eyes' locations with the device's orientation in order to come to the right equation so that the software will be able to create a convincing 3D effect when looked at. We hope for the day where such user interfaces are more common as it will certainly be more engaging compared to a standard 2D menu with simple animation (or none at all sometimes) to its icons.

Business Garden:
Pour commencer, voici un simple menu statique qui donne une parfaite illusion de 3D quand on manipule son téléphone… L’ombre des icones se déplace en fonction de l’inclinaison de l’écran au creux de la main, et de la position du regard. Cela donne une impression de profondeur de l’écran (bluffant !):

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