Fortune Table is a project portfolio based on the ingenious combination of a multitouch table and interactive tarot cards. Each card represents one person and can be placed on the surface of the table. Virtual cards magically ­appear ­underneath the real card, each displaying a project made by that person. A card can hold a short description as well as ­photos and movie clips. It can be scaled, rotated and panned. The metaphor of playing cards is widely known and therefore an intuitive way to interact with the multitouch portfolio. The system is based on a Samsung SUR40 table as hardware basis for the Fortune Table project and a custom application in Flash using AS3, PHP, XML and TUIO.

The project was developed during the masterprogramme Communication, Media and Interaction Design by the students Daniela Graf, Mac Krebernik, Alex Maier and Jürgen Röhm.

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Supervision: Daniel Fabry, Josef Gründler
Project team: Daniela Graf, Mac Krebernik, Alex Maier, Jürgen Röhm