After Microsoft released some videos in 2008 and 2009 about their future vision of the year 2019, some time lapsed. Now after some more years of trendresearch and experience the office labs released a new vision of productivity in the future.
Designing interfaces is a common task as interaction designer. But sometimes we have to design a futuristic interface. This is where the task is getting even harder, because we don’t know what trends or styles will be in x-years. So we need inspiration or some kind of a nudge to get the stone rolling.
So i can give you some resources & hints for finding the right idea.
First of all: I really love my mac and I love OSX! I really used my former Mac with Snow Leopard installed on it like no other computer or device, because there was a really great simplicity and neat UI Design.
Alfred is a productivity application for Mac OS X, which aims to save you time in searching your local computer and the web. Whether it’s maps, Amazon, eBay, Wikipedia, you can feed your web addiction quicker than ever before.
This post is a short insight on how to write an Extension for Alfred.
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.
The hype reached Gmünd! Ladenetz.de makes it possible. The easy to use charging station with clean electricity is located next to the mayor’s office and provides charging possibilities for 2 scooters or 2 cars and its open 24/7.
The aim of is ladenetz.de is development and promotion of electric mobility. With the constructive cooperation of public utility companies throughout Germany, ladenetz.de wants to put green power onto the roads. Reason: Electric mobility is already possible today. However, to be suitable for every day use, it needs nationwide infrastructure. There are about 100 charging stations of this kind in Europe till now.
Facebook’s data is a amazing collection of peoples life. Especially about yours!
Intel makes it possible to watch a online exhibition of yourself in their project “Intel’s Museum of Me”.
The 3-Minute virtual museum animation contains no info-graphics or statistics, but only social content like pictures of friends, galleries, locations, links, liked stuff and videos posted by you or your friends.
The Ambassadors by Hans Holbein the Younger with an average zoom of 5000%. A new experience with all it’s precise details and the cracks in the paint. After observing the picture for a long time you can move further through the National Gallery, London. Just one of 17 digitized Museums of the Google Art Project.
Welcome to our first interactionblog Contest!
We’re glad to to announce that we’re from now on starting to challenge you to contests now and then.
It should be all about fun and being the best.
In our first contest we want to see some of your graphical design skills.
Product design student, Andrew Little, developed a collaborative sketching tool based on the classical
Etch a Sketch tablet. He called it “Connect A Sketch”. He did some kind of toy-hacking to connect a couple of Etch A Sketches in order to make them work together. Finally he plans to connect them by a wireless network. Now you can draw together, and when someone shakes the screen to clear it, the second user will get a notification to shake his screen to keep up.
There are some apps with a 3D-interface, but they rely on tilting the device.
Now, since the front facing-camera on the iPad2 and some more processing speed appeared on the iPad2 it’s possible to track the user’s face. The Engineering Human-Computer Interaction Research group made a programm to track the position of the user’s head in realtime. With some calculation it’s possible to “simulate” a 3D-Space on the display which moves 3-dimensional according to the user’s head-position. It feels like looking trough a small window. This technology was already used by TV’s and other larger devices, but never with an tablet or even iPhone4. Currently there is no app availabe its still under development.
In November 2010 Marcel and I visited the NODE10 Forum in Frankfurt, Germany. We took part of some workshops for programming in vvvv. By the way vvvv is a graphical programming environment for easy prototyping and development, sadly only available for windows right now. This video is a documentary of the awesome Node10 Forum.
Apple and Amazon – of course there are many more, brought the wonderful devices (iPad and Kindle) for reading eBooks and an acces to tons of eBooks to life. Now you can read every book, any time, every where.
But why doesn’t make it fun to read it?