‘The best design is invisible‘ is the interaction design phrase of the moment. The images above are from my ever-expanding collection of quotes about how design and technology will ‘disappear‘, become ‘invisible‘ or how the ‘best interface is no interface‘. The Verge has recently given both Oliver Reichenstein and Golden Krishna a platform to talk… Continue reading No to NoUI
A rare piece of writing from Durrell Bishop: What if there was a generic tool to link the digital and the physical worlds? A way to touch an object, to select and see its digital augmentation? It would just send a message via your chosen device: laptop, mobile, home wifi et al. The equivalent of… Continue reading Connecting the digital world with print
Microsoft has two new ads, anticipating their upcoming Windows Phone 7 launch. The first is an almost post-apocalyptic vision of humanity stuck with their heads in their mobile devices: Here’s David Webster, chief strategy officer in Microsoft’s central marketing group, explaining their anti-screen strategy: “Our sentiment was that if we could have an insight to… Continue reading A phone to save us from our screens?
A few links on imaging and computation: I’ve concluded that the promise of RFID was eclipsed by another technology out there that’s poised to become more and more disruptive, not only to RFID, but to a host of technologies, and that’s the CCD. from CCD by Joe Gregorio. Via BERG. Cameras might allow a photographer… Continue reading CCD and computational photography
It takes ubiquitous computing as a significant case study because the future orientation practised in ubiquitous computing research and development is emblematic of the perpetual technological forecasting in which humanity engages. “Practising tomorrows? Ubiquitous computing and the politics of anticipation” a PhD by Sam Kinsley. via Anne
Curious Displays by Julia Yu Tsao
Anselm lays out the emerging issues with Augmented Reality (AR). In doing so he relates it to a whole host of known and unknown problems associated with ubiquitous computing, semantic publishing and data platforms. Below are some clippings of bits that seem particularly insightful: bq. It puts own embodiment at risk. And whomsoever can mitigate… Continue reading Augmentia
09 January, 11.44
Early in 2005 I drafted a project together with the Oslo School of Architecture & Design that was designed to look at Near Field Communication (NFC) with an interaction design and user-centred perspective. In December 2005 the project was funded in full by the Research Council of Norway. So since March 2006 we have been setting up the project and conducting preliminary exploratory research work. You can see our ongoing process on the project weblog (and pick up the RSS feed too).