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How many ways can you use Google Earth?

What can Google Earth tell us about interface navigation design? Today, I’ve covered several basic navigational methods within Google Earth. It is a free software that allows you explore the earth and view satellite images, maps, terrain, etc of just about anywhere in the world.  Google Earth is available for PC/Mac and iPhone/iPod Touch. I […]
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Wintersession update

Here are a few things I’ve done for my thesis project so far this Wintersession: – Test a GlovePIE script to control Google Earth with a Wiimote. – Research other ways of using Google Earth with the Wiimote. Google at Macworld had a program that allowed you to “surf” in Google Earth using a Wii […]
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Readings done! and then some.

I’ve managed to parse through the 35 ACM articles to get a sense of what kind of Wiimote research is out there, and why it is important and popular. There are 19 articles that will help with my project; 3 of them on tangible user interfaces, 4 on direct Wiimote projects (gesture recognition, WiiArts,…), and […]
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Mac testing; sensor bar

On Friday, I tested the Wiimote Director test programs on an Intel iMac. I ran into several problems: – The bluetooth connection insisted on entering a code to connect with the Wiimote, so it didn’t work. – The Director/Wiimote Xtra is for PC only. It has a .x32 extension, which does not work on a […]
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Week 1

I have found 35 ACM articles on current research with the Wiimote and am still reading through them all. So far they cover a wide range of topics, from medical uses to 3D social interaction to gesture recognition. These articles will help me describe why the Wiimote is such a popular user interface to be […]
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