The thrilling potential ofSixthSense technology
Pranav MinstryA Research Assistant and PhDcandidate at the MIT Media Lab
SixthSense:• Is a real life guided user interface.• That merges both the digital world, and the real world.• Uses a single optical camera, projector and simple colored markers worn on the index and thumb fingers.• The controls are based on gestures used in real life.
Real World & Digital World Real World: Our natural Digital World: A world of environment that requires faster more seamless physical human interaction information processing, to navigate and function. with information based in real time and the given information.
Technology & Gestures The Technology: Pravnav Gestures: Gestures are an believes the key to future important aspect to technological success lies Pravnav because they in the synchronicity of the function as a natural real world and digital element of our daily lives, world. and serve as the best method for a more natural This is done by casual control scheme. interaction with objects, such as writing a sticky note or reading a plane ticket. And additional information should be simply processed or added right there and then.
Concept SummaryPranav believes that moderntechnology has been pullingus away from the real worldand keeping us in a digitalenvironment. Pranav thinksthat the digital world shouldcomplement the real world,by providing real time basedinformation and in-depthinteraction with objects in ourworld.
Speecho Pravnav’s doesn’t exude charisma during his introduction, but rather pulls his audience in through visual “wow factor.”o Pravnav maintains the engagement of the audience by continually revealing new uses for the features of his concept, and how they themselves would use the SixthSense.
Dynamism Rating: You could truly sense 3/5his passion for the SixthSense. However he maintained a casual business style approach, which while appropriate, a simple grin or smile could really uplift the audience while showing greater enthusiasm.
Garr Reynolds & Nancy Duarte Comparison Pravnav’s slides and movies were a very clear, image-driven, based presentation where the dialogs complement the visual tour. Pravnav, however, did not use Garr Reynolds’ humorous style of speech to liven up the presentation, but remained homogenous. Pravnav did make use of some hand gestures and interpersonal earlier development stories, and he maintains a structure close to Nancy Duarte’s ideal presentation structure.
What I learned Enthusiasm and humor can really complement a great presentation structure. The key to that presentation structure is in showing current world application followed by the contrast of your new idea at use. Maintaining this with, of course, an introduction and a conclusion with visual guides is the path to a greater presentation.
Pravnav Minstry & Sir Ken RobinsonBoth are driven to revolutionize their respective industries: one ineducation the other in technology. And both make use of classicskills, such as hand gestures, moving, etc. But Pravnav lacks Sir Robinson’s humorous and charismatic approach.
Sir Ken Robinson DiffersHis vision is a dire need for education reform that he feels should happen as soon as possible.
Pravnav’s Vision: His idea and invention are not yet perfect and function as a solution for the future.
Show enthusiasticAdvice: passion about the subject you are discussing. If possible, use hand gestures, move around, try to feel less robotic. Most importantly, make reference to subject matters you want to address first, then followed by the idea you feel is better. Try not to address it simultaneously, or the other way around.