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…

Face-Off!

What is the game/interaction? Face-Off is a collaborative game where two people must work together to keep the music going by dancing at the right time, within the right boundaries. The game was created using motion-tracking with Adobe Flash. How does it work? The game…

Crafting with current

The workshop is intended to provide students with skills in relation to Physical-Computing discipline , connecting the virtual information with physical ambient manipulation. The workshop will focus on exercising techniques, on hacking toys and on binding domestic electronics to massive digital “data pools”. At the…

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…

Objects of large opportunities

Friends of Fritzing – Potsdam, Germany With the new funding comes a reconsideration of the goals of Fritzing. The initial workshop that kicked off Fritzing development in September 2007 proved to be a very fruitful experience: we gathered the physical computing crowd to discuss the…

Flyngers Controller

What is it? Flyngers is a conceptual platform consisting four customized controllers made for playing Guitar Hero – like games (1). After examining the way users play such games (“Frets on Fire“, mostly), few basic conclusions became clear: * Playing “Frets on Fire” using a…