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Digital Playback of Analog Gestures
Overview
A visual compendium that graphically documents the diversity of hand signs across many cultures in a playful and simple form, accessible to every age group. People can navigate the cd-rom via mouse and keyboard. Twelve buttons are assigned to directly evoke each of the possible six states of the right and left hands, while a custom cursor provides instant feedback of the current selection. Using the color circle as a model for mapping the relationships of states, allows people whether children or adults to browse gestures in both an intuitive as well as a structured fashion.
People can navigate the CD via mouse and keyboard. Twelve buttons are assigned to directly evoke each of the possible six states of right and left hand, while a custom cursor provides instant feedback of the current selection.

Information
The language of hand gestures is universal; it belongs to no one in particular. Although certain signs have different meanings in different cultures, a language of shared gestures does exist throughout the world. Here, for the first time, hand-signs from a wide range of heterogeneous sources have been compiled into a visually unified collection of 150 expressions.

Interface
From emotion to intuition, from communication to reaction, from reflection to expression, the structure of the collected signs mirrors the six states of the human spirit. Using the color circle as a model for mapping the relationships of states, allows people - whether children or adults - to browse gestures in both an intuitive as well as structured fashion.

Concept
A visual compendium that graphically documents the diversity of handsigns across many cultures in a playful and simple form, accessible to every age group. This CD is a tool for experimentation with nonverbal expression, while the simple iconographic design encourages interactive discovery. The project involved two phases of research: the build-up and classifying of a graphic collection and the design of an appropriate interface.

Future
This catalogue of hand-signs may be applied for:
- Typefaces
- Sign systems for various applications
- Icons and notifications for mobile devices
- Interactive installations