Hotspotizer allows users without computer programming skills to design, visualize, save and recall sets of custom full-body gestures, for use with the Microsoft Kinect. These gestures are mapped to system-wide keyboard commands which can be used to control any application.
Hotspotizer was my interaction design master’s thesis project at the Koç University Design Lab. The software, as well as my thesis (in LaTeX), are open source.
Hotspotizer has been featured on Microsoft’s Channel 9 Coding4Fun Kinect Projects blog, and utilized in educational contexts.
Baytaş, M. A., Yemez, Y., & Özcan, O. (2014). Hotspotizer: end-user authoring of mid-air gestural interactions. In Proceedings of the 8th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (NordiCHI ‘14).
Baytaş, M.A. (2014). End-User Authoring of Mid-Air Gestural Interactions. MA thesis submitted to the Koç University Graduate School of Social Sciences and Humanities.
Baytaş, M. A., Yemez, Y., & Özcan, O. (2014). User Interface Paradigms for Visually Authoring Mid-Air Gestures: A Survey and a Provocation. In Proceedings of the Workshop on Engineering Gestures for Multimodal Interfaces.
Ünlüer, A. A., Baytaş, M. A., Buruk, O. T., Cemalcilar, Z., Yemez, Y., & Özcan, O. (2017). The Effectiveness of Mime‐Based Creative Drama Education for Exploring Gesture‐Based User Interfaces. International Journal of Art & Design Education.