This project is about how to develop a interface to faciliate the searching and retreival in the large digital collections and in the mobile context.
We aim at a novel interface which integrates a new interaction model(different from the conventional input such as keyboard, mouse and joystick) and a new presentation model in order to deal with the problematics in the management of digital collections.
Objective of the study

All the time, we look for the intuitive interface to enhance the usability. While the haptic manipulation is indispensable in human machine interaction. In the case of browsing, we trace back to natural human interaction in gestures to see how people "do" for browsing physical objects. Here we propose a mobile interface using 3 haptic manipulation to facilitate the photo browsing on mobile devices.

The management of the digital collections becomes more and more complicated while the storage capability goes larger. As in the large contents, the efficiency to find a target would be come a challenge for interface design. The mobile device has its own characteristic both in physical size and specific interaction model different from that of desktop. An more intuitive interface will be required not only to embody the feature of mobile devices but also to enhance the usability.
Design concept
In my belief, one of the best solutions to interact with the NEW digital media is to reuse what we used to do . We could apply the essential part of the interaction model from our PAST experience which would be more natural and costs nothing to learn. As a product designer, I realize much more how users interact with products, much more what is the core of interaction. Therefore, my design idea aims to develop "retro-interaction" to deal with digital media. For a designer, to invent is one thing while to innovate is still another
Tracing back to user experience in gesutres
We choose a mobile photo browser as an implementation to apply our proposed interface.
This research is published in the international conference on tangible and embeded interaction 08. PDF
See the poster presented in the international conference on tangible and embeded interaction 08. PNG File
Demo on Youtube
Demo user scenario
See the Flash demo presented on the seminar of "Feelings' Day" at Orange Labs Paris. FLASH
This project is collaborated by Orange Labs France; all the concepts are patent-pending by Orange Labs.
2007-2008 Xocial Research in Laboratory CEDRIC CNAM . Paris