The aim of this project is to explore new user interfaces and data organization for database navigation within the MediaCycle software. Both issues are deeply interconnected since the database display depends on the internal data organization and vice-versa, the data organization has to be chosen to allow useful and meaningful displays as well as intuitive navigation. Because each data type or application might require a specific visualization, we expanded the plugin architecture of MediaCycle to facilitate the testing of various prototypes. Two types of practical applications have been considered: query by similarity and database exploration. We present here a new browsing interface that combines both types, as well as some tests of external controllers (3D mouse, trackpad,…) that can potentially enhance the navigation process.
More info on: http://www.numediart.org/projects/08-3-multimediacycle/