envisioning 2020

April 29, 2010 at 4:42 pm | Posted in future, interaction design, technology | Leave a comment
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Last year, Forbes and Frog design jointly worked on a project of envisioning future in 2020. Here i am showcasing some concept that have created.

Shopping on the go!! In the future we won’t need big retail stores with aisles of objects on display. We’ll be able to shop out in the world. Do you like that new car you saw drive by? Or those cool shoes on the woman sitting across the room? All you’ll have to do is look at it and your mobile handset or AR-equipped eyeglasses will identify the object and look up the best price and retailer.

Bodynet!! Like Google for our bodies, future technologies will allow us to monitor our body’s vital conditions and compute the outcome of our actions on-the-fly. So you’ll know right away what it’s going to take to work off that Burger and Coke.

Whuffie meter!! Curious about the future of social networking? Whuffie is a conceptual social Metric based on what others think of you. Socializing will take on completely new dimensions when we can see everything public about a person right as we are talking with them. Think dating is difficult today? Imagine the hoops we’ll have to jump through when everyone in the bar can see your complete dating history the minute you walk into the room.

Now specially for the last one: Aren’t we getting too much into someone’s personal life. One of the fundamental of Ubicomp says, “technology should not overcome user”. But here it seems it does, no??

Future PC

August 25, 2009 at 5:41 pm | Posted in creative, future | Leave a comment
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What is the future PC? How would it look like, interms of form, structure, interaction and many more. Though it is quite old, but interesting concept were presented at Futuristic PC by microsoft in 2008. Cnet has presented all the concept here. I am showing the winner entry which is Napkin PC. I found it interesting in a way where it is an open ended concept that can be taken further in any domain a designer could think of. If we look at other projects, then they were focused on one specific domain, which in a way is required.

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“A multi-user, multi-interface, modular computer designed for creative professionals to collaborate and bring their greatest ideas to life”. The interface consists of any number of ‘Napkins’ and a ‘Pen’. When powered by the Pen, the Napkin is a multi-touch input display that responds to human touch as well as the Pen “

future search

August 13, 2009 at 10:39 am | Posted in future | Leave a comment
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Though earlier i had posted some images of future search in my other blog “design for day after tomorrow“, but i thought i will post some ideas here also. Interesting ideas have been presented and i am really looking for to see that in near future.

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Hope you will like it. Cheers!!

future computing or say.. ubicomp

June 18, 2009 at 8:28 am | Posted in future | 3 Comments

What is future of our everyday life? As technology has increased, designers are going hand in hand with technology & building useful products, applications & services, what our future says!! Tomorrow computers will be no more computers, they will be in form of small chips embeded in our everyday life objects, making our life simpler & easier. We will be always connected, to doctor for health issues, friends, unknown people, colleagues & our loved once. For sure there are privacy issues, but future of computing seems like this:

“Physicist and futurist Michio Kaku discusses the idea of Ubiquitous Computing. He describes it as “an invisible intelligent network hidden in our walls, our furniture, even our clothing.”

Design For Day After Tomorrow

May 3, 2009 at 5:59 am | Posted in future | 2 Comments
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It is always interesting to know different perspective and views of different people about the context. Currently i was discussing different domains of interaction design with one of my friend and ended up talking about futuristic design and the term ended up saying “design for day after tomorrow“. I am still confused about the term, but interesting way of representing so called “future”.

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