May 26, 2008
One of the main components of my jive project was a tangible user interface, this was meant to be a RFID+TUI but I wasn’t able to create thin enough antennas to work in this manor. That is why there is a RFID Antenna on the middle stand.
The tangible user interface uses Phidgets magnet sensors to sensors when a ‘friend pass’ is placed onto the screen. This then triggers one of three actionscripit animations, the initial design and implementation is really simple, but this is just the beginning.
If you are an experienced AS3 coder and know anything about XMLsockets, I would be great full of a hand to get this prototype working to its full potential at the graduate shows. Also, if it could dynamically load photos from Flickr, or really get Tweets that would also be amazing!
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September 3, 2007
Problem context :
We are currently bombarded with multiple RSS, Mini Feeds and E-mail every half second of every day. With services such as Yahoo Pipes, and social networking services like Digg, we are able to filter out most of the noise, but the problem still exists of what is the best way to view and interact with all of this content. I also do not want to have to close my applications to load my “windows sidebar RSS reader” to check on my RSS, I want the information to be ambient, and easy to interact with.
Proposed Solution :
I propose Reel Display. Reel is a new external display, which allow for streams of data to be constantly updated, and viewed in an ambient manor.
Reel uses a conveyer belt loop of re-printable paper (Similar to a white board), Reel prints to this display using a “cradle to cradle” reusable ink. When the story reaches the end of the roll, the news print is recycled.
For interaction a user can use a whiteboard marker which will be read by an OCR on the back of the display. This will allow users to “star” stories and get more information from the reel.
This is one of my concepts for the CrowdSpirit Project. They will be going out of BETA in two weeks.
April 2, 2007
This is some work that I’m working on for Seat ability Design Compertiton, I don’t know how much work I will do further than this. I might do a CAD drawing and Place the work in. But working on lots more exciting stuff at the moment. Comments Welcome.