CLOWNS - PHYSICAL INTERFACES FOR NAIVE USERS

CLOWNS – PHYSICAL INTERFACES FOR NAIVE USERS

Clowns is a physical, large scale game utilizing Microsoft’s Kinect platform and a low cognitive overhead interface designed to provide an immediately recognizable mode of interaction for naive users to jump into the experience without the need for instruction or guidance from the game or outside sources.

Built in two weeks with a team of four, Clowns showcases that relying on physical interfaces, known behaviors, and insinctual reactions (who DOESN’T want to hit clowns with a baseball bat) can lead to extremely rich experiences without the need for kludgy, non thematic user interfaces which can detract from the overall experience.