Archive | June, 2007
Universal design with NFC

Universal design with NFC

This is a design brief, one of many themes that the Touch project is investigating. NFC has been suggested as an enabling platform for universal design or design for all. Universal design can be summed up as: “the design of products and environments to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without […]

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Sniff wins prize for ‘Design for all’

Sniff wins prize for ‘Design for all’

Sara Johansson’s project ‘Sniff’ has won the IT Funk prize for best student project in Design for all at this year’s Oslo School of Architecture & Design prize giving. “Sniff is a toy dog that gives feedback through sounds and vibrations on tagged objects that comes close to his nose. The use can be in […]

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Recent NFC news and links

Some recent news and links: The Daily Telegraph reports that the London Oyster card may soon offer NFC at least in a trial form: “Mobile phone companies Orange, O2 and Nokia are in talks with Transport for London about using phones instead of Oyster Cards to pay for tube tickets [...] O2 is talking to […]

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The universal controller

The universal controller

This is a design brief, one of many themes that the Touch project is investigating. Much research in ubiquitous computing focuses on the idea of a universal controller; a device that can adapt from making phonecalls to controlling the air conditioning. The mobile phone is seen as a good platform for controlling interactions in a […]

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Touch is the new click

Noticed this headline today on the Innovision Research & Technology website: Interesting that they are comparing RFID/NFC to a Button.

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MIRW 2007

MIRW 2007

A new workshop on Mobile Interaction with the Real World is taking place at Mobile HCI in Singapore this September. Following the success of Mobile Interaction with the Real World; at MobileHCI 2006, we would like to continue this workshop as a forum that concentrates on mobile interactions with real world objects. Among the questions […]

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