Name, first nameVictor MoynierYear of birth1992UniversityECALField of Interest / research fieldProduct / Object DesignTitle of projectControlling objects, from active to passiveAbstractTouching, turning, pressing, taping, scrolling, sliding, opening, lifting, the list of gestures
connecting a user with an object is almosty endless, though behind the choregraphy of our
daily interactions, lies a range of parameters and meaning.
Since mankind used flint to create fire, the development of objects’ interfaces has since
been following different eras according to technological evolutions. If, for a major part of
our history, those gestures were mainly physical, the latest technologies brought new
interfaces languages. We can today see a shift from active and physical interfaces, such
as buttons, knobs or slides to a more passive way of using the products that surround us.
Objects are now thought to be able to take micro-decisions, your I-phone will be unlocked
without trigeering any control, thanks to facial recognition, SLR cameras adjust the right
settings according to each situation, etc.
This memoire aims to understand the evolution of gestures in the relation we maintain with
objects and the value of tangibility.
TutorsAnniina Koivu & Brynjar SigurðarsonFileDownload file
Controlling objects, from active to passive