UIST 2009 Student Innovation Challenge

UIST Student Innovation Challenge: A Framework for Expressive Keyboard Gestures

On October 5th, Karen and I participated in the Student Innovation Contest at the 2009 User Interface Software and Technology conference (UIST) in Victoria, BC. Student teams were given about a month to develop a novel use for a pressure sensitive keyboard developed by Microsoft Research, and all the entries were demonstrated and voted upon at the conference. Our project combined theories of movement from theater and dance, and theories of affect from psychology in the creation of a framework from expressive gestures on the keyboard, which we demonstrated in World of Warcraft. More details on our UIST presentation can be found at our blog.