Yanco's students exhibit multi-touch computing projects

At the end of the Spring 2011 semester, eighteen students in Prof. Holly Yanco's 91.550 Multi-Touch Computing class presented their final projects.  

In the course, students learned how to program the Microsoft Surface, multi-touch product from Microsoft that allows a user, or multiple users, to manipulate digital content by the use of gesture recognition.

In addition to creating projects for the Surface, Yanco's students read extensively from literature in the field.

Student projects included multi-touch versions of poker, Bananagrams, Tetris, curling, photo editing, painting, backgammon, four person pinball, and other games.  Also, one student combined the Surface with the Microsoft Kinect, a low-cost 3D scanner.

A sampling of projects can be seen in videos below.  Over the summer, all of the project movies will be edited and put on the Robotics Lab's YouTube channel.

Grudge Battle by Dante Kappotis

Multi-Touch Photo Editor by John Fertitta

Attack of the Insects by Chris Granz

Texas Touch 'Em by Jim Dalphond

Fleurs du Ma by Abe Shultz

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