Interaction Design

Tangible Tuesdays: M-Dress


Cutecircuit’s M-Dress is a concept for a silk jersey dress that integrates a mobile phone.
Cutecircuit, M Dress, integrated design, mobile phone, Interaction Design

Designing Media - Bob Mason with Jeremy Merle


Bob Mason & Jeremy Merle, November 2008 Bob Mason cofounded Brightcove in 2004 with Jeremy Allaire. They saw the possibility of a complete end-to-end solution to deliver video from any creator to any customer, across diverse devices, allowing content owners to have the same breadth of communication that had previously been limited to major corporations and media companies.
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Tangible Tuesdays : Beat Blender


Matti Niinimaki’s Beat Blender is a device that puts a literal spin on familiar musical terminology. The modified blender allows the user to mix, blend, and chop sounds through a playful tactile interface that uses Arduino, RFID sensors, felted fruits and Ableton Live software.  
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Tangible Tuesdays: Frontline Gloves


Kevin Cannon & Ashwin Rajan’s Frontline Gloves are a pair of networked gloves that allow firefighters to use hand gestures to communicate wirelessly in low-visibility, low-oxygen situations. The design incorporates customized electronics based on the ATMega chip, a wireless Xbee module, a sonar sensor, ultra-bright LEDs and bend sensors.
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Tangible Tuesdays: Felted Signal Processing


Brooklyn-based design duo Felted Signal Processing creates plush, alien-looking synths and sensors that make noise on contact. Sisters Lara and Sarah Grant combine their skills in art, fashion and engineering to perform their outlandish experiments in “electronic textiles.”
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CCA to Launch an Interaction Design Program


I was in San Francisco last week to meet old friends from IDEO and Stanford, and while there I was privileged to give the inaugural lecture for the new Interaction Design Program at CCA (California College of the Arts).
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Cooper-Hewitt Director


Over the past several months, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum’s Search Committee has been hard at work conducting an international search for a new Director. There was tremendous interest in this important position and narrowing the field was a difficult challenge, but in the end we are thrilled with our selection.
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10 Membership Moments in 2010


2010 was a year to remember for Cooper-Hewitt Members. Check out the 10 Membership Moments in 2010 slideshow below.
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July 24: Design in D.C.


Plans are taking shape for the July 24th public programs in Washington, D.C., celebrating the 10th annual National Design Awards. These events will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. at museums around the Mall
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National Design Awards: Finalists


The winner and two finalists of the Corporate Achievement category are, together, quite different from the winners of the past. As a whole, they represent what is possible at a smaller scale. 
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