Designing an innovative controller experience with ASUS Xtion motion sensor

During my tenure at ASUS Multimedia Business Unit, I was involved in a diverse range of product lines, such as graphics cards, sound cards, in-vehicle infotainment systems, TV operating systems, the Xtion motion sensor, PC accessories, and gaming products.

What is ASUS Xtion?

It's a PC-compatible device similar to the X-Box Kinect, offering depth and RGB resolution. It functions as a motion-detection sensor and controller, enabling intuitive gesture-based navigation of multimedia content and websites on a TV or automotive display screen.

Role and Collaborations

Worked on Xtion prototypes for in-vehicle & TV systems. Responsible for visual and animation design, UI, prototype. Collaborated with Gin (UX leader) & Android engineering.

Company / Product

ASUS Multimedia Business Unit (華碩多媒體事業部)
Xtion Motion Sensor

Timelime

Jul 2013 - Oct 2014

Team

UI, Visual, Digital Designer - ShaoPing Chen
Lead UX Designer - Gin Lee
Frontend Developer - Dash
Android Team

Tools

Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects, etc.

TV UI With the Xtion

Designed an Android TV operating system prototype using Xtion as the motion controller.
Control interface with simple gestures. Play games, watch movies, listen to music, and download motion sensor-supported apps from the Xtion store.

In-vehicle Infotainment System

Built a product demo prototype for the 2014 International CES show.
Users can control an Android tablet with the Xtion motion sensor using hand and finger gestures, such as:
- Swiping right or left to play music or radio.
- Swiping up to show the menu.
- Holding up 1~4 fingers to check car information or enable voice navigation.

Takeaway

The Spirit of Innovation and Experimentation

ASUS's innovative culture inspired me greatly. Despite some projects not coming to fruition, I cherished the freedom and resources to explore and push boundaries. Working at a large-scale company enabled us to stand on the shoulders of giants, inventing new technologies for a better future. Proud to be part of this dynamic team.