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Yesterday I did the last step in my Media Informatics master endeavor: I presented my master thesis. After quite a few months of development on the Microsoft Surface, the application that resulted was a good start for a (possible) commercial product. We started from the idea that a multitouch table device […]

Breiny – Master thesis application

Overview of my Master thesis, it summarizes the work by presenting the contributions to the research field and also the future work based on the already created prototype. The Breiny application is meant to support the Brainstorming process by using computers in a modern way – Natural User Interface. After creating the prototype, a User Evaluation was used to prove or disprove the theoretical hypotheses

Master thesis – Conclusions

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The Evaluation session started with the Prototype presentation. This was targeted only on the User Interfaces, explaining how and which actions can be performed with each area of interest (UserControls and Main SurfaceWindow from Implementation Chapter). The users were encouraged to experience the interface and ask questions during the presentation, in order to understand better the interaction with the prototype.

Master thesis – User evaluation

The theoretical evaluation of the thesis work starts with by assessing in which measure the research questions were answered by the proposed concept. Then, the analysis will focus on the comparison of the implemented prototype’s features with the ones presented in Related work, in order to see which ones were implemented and how the prototype’s features map on the array of desired ones.

Master thesis – Theoretical evaluation

Master thesis - Breiny's Architecture 5
The prototype implementation tries to follow as close as possible the recommended architectural patterns and guidelines. To support the argumentation, a class diagram will be presented to give a visual orientation through the prototype implementation presentation. The built prototype supporting Brainstorming Sessions on Microsoft Surface, further named Breiny, was developed as part of this thesis and uses all the above framework features.

Master thesis – Implementation of Breiny

Breiny - Second tap on the relation deletes it
This section will present the Breiny application’s user interface and the available interactions with it, features which will be evaluated by the users. Following the requirements for extensibility, modularity and flexibility, the subsequent visible objects were separated into several user controls.

Master thesis – User Interface