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Month October 2015

Touchable Holography



Touchable Holography

We will present “Touchable Holography” at SIGGRAPH 2009 Emerging Technologies. http://www.alab.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/~siggraph/09/TouchableHolography/SIGGRAPH09-TH.html http://www.alab.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/~shinolab/



A Brief Rant on the Future of Interaction Design

A Brief Rant on the Future of Interaction Design

So, here’s a Vision Of The Future that’s popular right now. It’s a lot of this sort of thing. As it happens, designing Future Interfaces For The Future used to be my line of work.


Aaron Koblin: Visualizing ourselves … with crowd-sourced data

Aaron Koblin: Visualizing ourselves … with crowd-sourced data

Artist Aaron Koblin takes vast amounts of data — and at times vast numbers of people — and weaves them into stunning visualizations. From elegant lines tracing airline flights to landscapes of cell phone data, from a Johnny Cash video assembled from crowd-sourced drawings to the “Wilderness Downtown” video that customizes for the user, his works brilliantly explore how modern technology can make us more human.

Turning a smartphone into a hologram projector

Turning a smartphone into a hologram projector

Bored of New Apps? This is my tutorial on how to turn your phone into a Hologram Projector!

Aparna Rao: Art that craves your attention

Aparna Rao: Art that craves your attention

In this charming talk, artist Aparna Rao shows us her latest work: cool, cartoony sculptures (with neat robotic tricks underneath them) that play with your perception — and crave your attention. Take a few minutes to simply be delighted.

Geometric animation

Geometric animation

With his work, university professor and artist Ben Ridgway invites viewers to make personal connections to the audio and visual without relying on narrative or spoken language. His animations are hypnotic explorations of nature and mechanics that take viewers on a journey that is hard to describe.

Design Research Lab | Reflective Haptics

Design Research Lab | Reflective Haptics

This project investigates a new type of feedback for touch screen styli: frictional actuation. The proposed pen has a ball on its tip, which is connected to an electromagnetic coil. This coil serves as a brake to the ball, enabling fine-tuned control for the force required to drag the pen over the surface.

Chris Harrison | Dynamically Changeable Physical Buttons on a Visual Display

Chris Harrison | Dynamically Changeable Physical Buttons on a Visual Display

The outcome of our investigations is a visual display that contains deformable areas, able to produce physical buttons and other interface elements. These tactile features can be dynamically brought into and out of the interface, and otherwise manipulated under program control.

NUI Group – Natural User Interface Group

Q: What is a “natural user interface”?

The term “natural user interface” is an emerging computer interaction methodology which focuses on human abilities such as touch, vision, voice, motion and higher cognitive functions such as expression, perception and recall. A natural user interface or “NUI” seeks to harness the power of…

Raf Ramakers

Paddle: Highly Deformable Mobile Devices with Physical Controls

Touch screens have been widely adopted in mobile devices. Although touch input is very flexible in that it can be used for a wide variety of applications on mobile devices, they do not provide physical affordances, encourage eyes-free use…