Observing Trends in Automated Multilingual Media Analysis

Any large organisation, be it public or private, monitors the media for information to keep abreast of developments in their field of interest, and usually also to become aware of positive or negative opinions expressed towards them. At least for the written media, computer programs…

WE ARE CONNECTED

Interacting with the Internet of things Video By Marco Mion In the last 25 years the internet connected 3 billion people with profound implications on the world as we see it today. “the internet of things” is a term often used of describe the connectivity…

The Rise of Interaction Design Patents

Note: This article generally addresses practitioners and patent attorneys, yet can benefit inventors and interaction-design developers just the same. State of the Art It is hard to keep up with technology. Its progress is accelerating (see Moore’s Law; also see Kurzweil’s singularity concept[1]). As patent…

TOY VIEW

Prologue Barbie. The blond plastic icon. An extremely popular toy and the main source of revenue for Mattel. Back in the 60’s, Barbies were selling like iPods on Black Friday. Marching vigorously through the 70’s and 80’s, the army of Barbie dolls generated a hefty…

Physical Interface design – Lugano

ABSTRACT: In this workshop we will be using “computer vision” and pattern-recognition software to control on-screen emulation of everyday devices, where students will be able to prototype a physical interface. The interface, realized as a controller for devices or services, will use pattern-recognition for implementations…

Campus Party 2008

Playing on interaction design – Campus Party 2008 – Valencia The workshop tries to offer a kind of “walkthrough” to the world of physical-computing and rapid prototyping, in a non-technical and playful way. The workshop was designed to accommodate participants that may not have much…

Humanization of digital interactions

The course serves as an introduction to Interaction-Design for students without technical background, mostly coming from the fields of design and architecture. By using open source environments, hands-on approach and physical computing, students will gain knowledge about the emerging field of Interaction-Design: the design of…

TouchDown!

2007 – July – Florence – DIY game controllers workshop ITALIAN VERSION + WORKSHOP REGISTRATION 18.19.20 July 2007: Three extreme days to analyze, design and prototype alternative controllers for videogames. touchdown! is a BIP – building interactive playgrounds workshop. Games are played for no other…