Kinect for Windows is now launched, what fun can we do with it? Under a spontaneous meeting we had a quick brainstorm for ideas that could be fun and quick to create in one weekend.
Many ideas came up based on the the fun interaction a Kinect is making possible. We want to use motion detection of hand gestures and face recognition, and we want it to be fun for all our colleagues to test. The winning idea is using Kinect to welcome colleges and visitors to the office – almost like a time clock.
A weekend is booked, a Kinect is purchased and a real brainstorm meeting took place. We slimmed the featured down to what we considered core functionality and put the extras in the backlog. We discussed how a user will approach our Kinect and how we could catch his interest to start interact. Our intern Alex helped drawn the wireframes. Mockups were created. And our developers did the magic.
Yay! We succeeded to build a fully functional Prototype – named Fisheye, in just one and a half day.
In front of our Kinect, you are encouraged to wave you hand to activate it. If it is your first time, you can choose to take a new picture and will be checked in. If you revisit us, you can pick your photo from the archive and you will be checked in.
Kudos to Alex the intern who produced the sketches.
Below are short video shot of the prototype in action: