Fortune Table


For our final exhibition of the Media and Interaction Design master’s program at FH Joanneum, we wanted a delightful and fun way to present additional projects that we couldn’t fit into the exhibition space.


The “Fortune Table” is a project portfolio based on an 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.

We used a Samsung SUR40 table as hardware basis for the Fortune Table project and developed a custom application in Flash using AS3, PHP, XML and TUIO. I wrote a short blog post on how we created the Fortune Table.


The Fortune Table was a huge success during our final exhibition. Visitors enjoyed to play with the cards and explore the various projects. The interaction principle proved to be very intuitive and almost a bit magical.

Project Basics

  • Type of WorkUniversity Project at FH Joanneum
  • Year2013
  • Timeframe4 Month
  • My ResponsibilitesUX Concept · UI Design · Development
  • TeamAlexander Maier, Mac Krebernik, Daniela Graf
  • ToolsPhotoshop · Flash · ActionScript 3 · PHP · XML · Microsoft SUR40 Table