This activity is bourne out of research conducted at the HITLabNZ, which is based at the University of Canterbury. An Imaginality workspace is filled with a structure of interest. Possible structures include a building, a car, an aircraft carrier or an animal. A handheld pointer is used as a virtual looking glass which acts as a form of X-Ray spectacles – revealing the internal structure of the object. By pressing one button, the structure can be revealed one layer at a time and by pressing the other button, the structure can be replaced. A slider can be used to magnify the area inside the lens and the entire structure can rotate on a turntable. Because the area outside the lens remains unchanged, the user never looses the context between the internal structure and the object as a whole. details unavailable... gallery...
The movie should appear in the area above. If not, you will need to install QuickTime by following instructions here. To save this movie to your computer, click on the drop-down button in the bottom-right corner of QuickTime and click “Save Source”.