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Monday Enhancement: Disappearing Hardware
Lots of designers are using video simulations or video prototypes to develop ideas that aren't yet possible. Some of the most fun ideas imagine a digital world in which our hardware devices shrink, dissolve, or vanish altogether. This animation from Keiichi Matsuda shows a futuristic lifestyle full of data but devoid of devices. According to...
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Critter & Guitari
Chris Kucinski and Owen Osborn, a.k.a. Critter & Guitari, are a Philadelphia-based design duo specializing in unusual devices for electronic music. Their new Kaleidoloop is a pared-down device in a psychedelic package. It was designed to allow the user to gather and manipulate sounds simply and easily, in the way a visual artist can collect...
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Tangible Tuesdays: OnObject
Tangible Earth, the interactive globe now on view here at Cooper-Hewitt, engages the sense of touch to create a feeling of connection between people and their planet. Lots of designers today are exploring ways to enhance digital devices with touch. For example, MIT Media Lab’s OnObject system can turn any object into a tactile interactive...
Designing Media: Bob Mason and Jeremy Merle
One of 31 video segments featured in 'Designing Media', the new book, DVD and website by Bill Moggridge. More info on 'Designing Medi'a available at http://www.designing-media.com Video content of all types is becoming available online as well as in traditional media, so the door is open for new connections. Entrepreneurial offerings are springing up for...