Archive | April, 2007
Teaching Touch

Teaching Touch

This spring we have an MA interaction design course dedicated to the Touch research project at AHO called ‘Tangible interactions’. On this course there are 10 students, mainly with an industrial and interaction design background. So far we have had workshops from Tom Igoe on networked objects and Anne Galloway on anthropology and ethnographic method. […]

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Framtidens mobil / near future of mobility

Norsk Form, the centre for design, architecture and urban area planning, hosted an evening seminar on the Near future of mobility on 11 April 2007. The seminar intended to look at trends and patterns in the design of mobile devices and services. The Touch project was invited to present alongside Anne Galloway and Tapani Jokinen, […]

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RFID form factors

RFID form factors

As our interaction design students get deeper into prototyping with RFID, we needed to start looking at the range of possibilities around the materials and forms of RFID tags. Last week we created a demonstration board of all the RFID tags that we have collected over the last year. Most of these tags are available […]

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Characters for mobile etiquette

Characters for mobile etiquette

Seen last year on France’s TGV trains, two icons that indicate areas where mobile phone use is allowed: Awake Asleep Some evidence that characters work well beyond the archetypical Suica Penguin…

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