UX UI Presentation app Idea – Show Off Your User Interaction From Different View Points

I had a great app idea today while looking at Pinterest. First off a quick shout out to Pinterest… Pinterest is such an amazing way to get a graphical and visual experience for just about any flavor of life. I am a magazine junkie and so to have something digital that finally takes the place of the pure visual inspiration of a Design magazine is wonderful.

OK back to the topic of apps… When you look at Design Magazines and Visual Design from places like Pinterest you not only get a sense of the design but more often times than not the design is being put into context in layout like this:
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/212091463675815662/

or like this:

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/212091463675304574/

While this is great, it doesn’t help for actually interacting with the design UI itself. Wouldn’t it be great to have an app that you could upload your ipa, or .app, .xap, etc.

The app would take the user interface uploaded and put it into an environment in perspective on a device in the wild and then could display it moving while you interacted with close up layer of the UI.

The problems this app would solve could be:

– A Sense of up close and personal with the navigation.
– Seeing the UI from far away. I think this is something that classic UI and UX people leave out. What does the UI look like from the other side of the room? It sounds silly but in comparison to a good Logo designer, a good logo looks good if you shrink it down to postage stamp size, or if you blow it up to the size of a building.
– This could help the application fit into many to many scenarios during a single viewing (hospital, manufacturing, business, etc.)
– Great Presentation, tool.

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New Technology – Coupled with Mobile App Development – Tony Stark IRON MAN – style

I was reading a Great GitHub post the other day for using the LeapMotion API.  I was immediately blown away by possibilities and future versions of current Mobile Apps I’m building or have built.

With a few modifications one can incorporate hands free navigation.  With a few gadgets like the 3M mobile projector, you have a very futuristic Tony Stark IRON MAN moments.

Think about mobile presentation apps, or apps that go out into a field for agriculture in which the person might not want to touch the screen because their hands are dirty or they have gloves on?

The great part is all of this is possible because the API for using this tech is actually downloadable and usable:

LEAP MOTION

https://developer.leapmotion.com/links

https://github.com/logotype/LeapMotionAS3

3M MOBILE PROJECTOR

http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/MobileProductivity/Home/

GOOGLE VOICE COMMAND EXTENSION FOR AIR

http://myappsnippet.com/google-speech-api-air-native-extension/

https://npmjs.org/package/google-speech-api

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When you look at the technology above all of it is currently out in the market place.  The items like the Glass Holographic display plate are pretty expensive, but the 3D glasses are not, so one could imagine substituting the Holographic glass technology with 3D glasses and a 3D TV.

I think the thing that strikes me most about these ideas are they are what Sci-Fi movies have expressed for decades but we have been unable to build, and if we could build them they were by large corporations throwing millions of dollars at the project.

With the links I have posted above, and a skillful Dev team you could build these projects in house for your clients on a case by case basis OR build them in a modular fashion and have for example that iPad app you built last year reconfigured to work with gesture based navigation or large format mobile projection.