- a window playing a video would automatically go fullscreen when you move further from the screen
- the notifications are displayed fullscreen when the user is not in front of the monitor so they can be read from a different location
And these are just a few ideas but this can go even further.
This concept is described by Christian Giordano @ Canonical Design blog. Christian also posted a video mockup of this concept, in which he uses "computer-vision", a face recognition library:
Parallax and fullscreen interaction via webcam from Canonical Design on Vimeo.
Despite it could be hard to detect the horizontal position of the user’s head without a camera, we are in no way defining the technology required. The proximity could be in-facts detected with infra-red or ultra-sound sensors. - Christian Giordano
What do you think? Would you find this useful?
[via Canonical Design blog]