Around 6 months back I have opened a lab called Embedded Interactions Lab (EILab) with a vision to explore and experiments in the area of Tangible Interaction and Embedded Computing. We have come across some interesting projects at our lab, however we have a long journey to go. Additionally, we have changed the look of our website which will continuously be updated in future.
Here is the new website: http://www.embeddedinteractions.com/
Tags: QR code, Tesco
Imagine how technology is transforming lives and our comfort level. A recent launch from Tesco (Homeplus in Korea), where grocery shopping made easy through a QR code based smart phone application, allowing people to buy grocery items on the transit path.
I was wondering, what if technology is involved in all tasks around us to make it easy, would that be interesting or will we consider it as technology invading our lives? An interesting debate, isn’t it?
Tags: design concepts, design fun, flexibility
Though this post may not be related to interaction design, i thought it has interest set of concepts, which provocates design thoughts and discussion. Here, i am putting few of them to start a design conversation. Hope you like it.
Tags: Dr.Dinesh Katre, paper writing, research
Though it is a bit late, but it will be important to share those who do not know about it. They may find it interesting and motivate them to write a paper. This topic was conducted as a part of a workshop at Symbiosis, Pune. Here are the videos showcasing the session:
Tags: arduino, documentary
One of the wonderful prototyping tool name arduino has now a documentary on its name. It is interesting to see arduino’s progress, world wide usage by varied professions and people and for sure, its spoofs Just to infrom, arduino’s actual work started in 2005 in Interaction Design Institute Ivrea by a bunch of people (you will get introduced to them in this video). Arduino is widely used for making sensor based applications, installations and prototyping. Hope to see more and more success from arduino
Here is the link: http://www.vimeo.com/18539129
Tags: website design
A post after a looooong time, uh!! Recently i came across a post on IXDA about website development cycle. One of the IXDA member Shenoa Lawrence had actually development his perspective of website development cycle. Thought people would like to see.
So, what you think about it?
Tags: Doug Engelbart, Mouse
It is always worth watching Doug Engelbart and his works. Recently i came across his video called “the mother of all demo” explaining the process for of his mouse invention and work. It is always interesting to see and understand the process instead of looking at the final product. Worth watching
Tags: Event, interaction design, IXDA
All of you who are interested in Interaction Design, Research, new innovation, design strategy etc., you will find a good blend of all at IXDA 2011. This time it is happening at Boulder, Colorado. Interesting programs, workshops and a good line up of speakers that includes Bill Verplank, Brenda Laurel, Bruce Sterling, Eric Hersman, Jason Bruges, Richard Buchanan, Lisa Strausfeld. Will wait for the videos!!
Here you can find the details
Tags: Livescribe, Pen
I have always thought and had an idea, why not my pen remember what i write, or can it suggest me spell check even if i write of normal paper!!
Though not with the same feature set, but with a different approach, Livescribe – a start up from Oakland, Calif has made smart pen that can record lectures & audio for further reference.
“The pens perform an interesting trick: when students write in their notebooks, the pen records audio of whatever is going on around it and links the audio to the handwritten words. If her written notes are inadequate, she can tap the pen on a sentence or word, and the pen plays what the teacher was saying at that precise point”
Though there are few points that makes this pen a bit tricky
- It can not write & record on a normal paper, it requires specific kind of sheet
- Students might get afraid using this pen, because it also records the surrounding and “students’ talk” – so private talks might not happen often
- this pen size is as big as a cigar, now question is how do you hold it!!
I think it is really a great starting point. As technology improves, it may get smarter