The Magic Calendar by Kosho Tsuboi, is a beautiful e-paper calendar that syncs with a smartphone to display your schedule and lot more. The project is associated with Google’s Android Experiments and hopefully we will see it live.
“Some people say the web is dying, but I believe it’s just getting started. And what will kick it into overdrive is the Physical Web: the ability to discover, engage, and interact with smart devices (or that “dumb” tree over there) using nothing more than a browser.” – Stephanie Rieger
Project Jacquard makes it possible to weave touch and gesture interactivity into any textile using standard, industrial looms.
Everyday objects such as clothes and furniture can be transformed into interactive surfaces.
Love the concept of weaving embedding electronics and interacting with them.
A Fabric that can communicate.
The Drone Aviary reveals fleeting glimpses of the city from the perspective of drones.
It explores a world where the ‘network’ begins to gain physical autonomy. Drones become protagonists, moving through the city, making decisions about the world and influencing our lives in often opaque yet profound ways.
– by Superflux lab
“For some people, sign language a must. But most people don’t understand sign language, which means a lot of interesting conversations never take place. How can we help, Google bridge the gap between those who use sign language and those who don’t?”
“Connecting” documentary is an exploration of the future of Interaction Design and User Experience from some of the industry’s thought leaders.
As the role of software is catapulting forward, Interaction Design is seen to be not only increasing in importance dramatically, but also expected to play a leading role in shaping the coming “Internet of things.” Ultimately, when the digital and physical worlds become one, humans along with technology are potentially on the path to becoming a “super organism” capable of influencing and enabling a broad spectrum of new behaviors in the world.
“Fingers and thumbs turn design conventions on their head. Touchscreen interfaces create ergonomic, contextual, and even emotional demands that are unfamiliar to desktop designers. Find out why our beloved desktop windows, buttons, and widgets are weak replacements for manipulating content directly, and learn practical principles for designing mobile interfaces that are both more fun and more intuitive. Along the way, discover why buttons are a hack, how to develop your gesture vocabulary, and why toys and toddlers provide eye-opening lessons in this new style of design.” – Josh Clark
I just have one word WOW, a product which can save our nature, called “The Nest” a Futuristic self learning thermostat product by Tony Fadell, Apple’s former Senior Vice President of the iPod Division, oversaw iPod and iPhone development between 2001 and 2009.
“It’s a thermostat for the iPhone generation,” says Fadell. Aside from its striking looks and color-coded, digital display, the Nest thermostat boasts impressive features. For example, a motion sensor notices if there are people in a room and adjusts its temperature accordingly. It also learns your habits and preferences, so there’s no programming to be done.
“The interface is crisp and clear, similar to iPhone apps, and the hardware sports a retro-future look. Guests will play with it.”
Now here’s the mobile experience made me wow: Project Rimino redefines mobile experience through human factors research and design thinking. Informed by human experience, the project is guided by both observational and experimental design research methods.
The Rimino concept is an E-paper mobile device with a user interface inspired by print posters. Historically, as technology has progressed, devices have become more conspicuous. Rimino challenges this trend and presents the alternative: technology that is more integrated and more sensitive to the human experience.
Rimino concept video represents a future that is envisioned to be more aligned with what we need and want as people instead of our needs and wants being dictated by technology.
“Sara Öhrvall, director of global R&D at Bonnier, shared her thoughts on bridging the gap between magazine content and the interactivity of the social Web. She talked about how the Mag+ platform aims to “socialize” magazine content, bringing it out of the print magazine and into the online spaces where conversation happens.”
If you missed my previous post about “The Mag+ Digital Magazines Concept” you can read in below link.
Wow watch this above video it’s inspiring, beautiful and you will know “what we can do with the other senses and sensors”
See how future of communication is changing!! How will emerging technology improve our productivity in the years ahead? What opportunities will arise from evolving trends and global change?
I love the simplicity of User Interface and how its represented, truly.
Think about it. What you can do 🙂