The Innovation Corner at Motorola, Florida
In October 2003, we installed the Responsive Window at Motorola's
large facility in Plantation, Florida (Motorola are a sponsor
of the Media Laboratory). It served as the interface to the "Innovation
Corner" - a navigatable display featuring information about idea generation
and innovation management at Motorola. The Innovation Corner was set up
in the plants largest entrance (this photo shows the area being
constructed) - the display was a 62" HoloPro
screen. Here, we were able to track the position of knocks and taps on
a large piece of quarter-inch-thick glass across a 41" x 54"
sensitive range with an accuracy of about 1.5 inches. The animated
images on the display corresponded to different aspects of Motorola's
IP process, which can be explored by
knocking on them. This installation is still running.
Here is a Quicktime video (9.3 Meg)
showing a user interacting with this system In this early version, the
user is required to hit precisely on a "go away box" to dispense
with a window, as you would do with a mouse. As this is a little beyond
the accuracy of this system, it generally takes a couple of hits to close
the window (the content was subsequently changed to widen this region
and avoid this problem).
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