Playful augmented products workshop

Interaction Design students at the Oslo School of Architecture & Design participated in a three-day Touch workshop where “the brief”:http://www.nearfield.org/2009/02/playful-augmented-products was to _design a playful, exploratory or characterful RFID interface_. The emphasis of this workshop was on exploring the relationship between material, tactile properties of physical objects and digital interaction through RFID and required material experiments made to a high level.

“This video”:http://vimeo.com/3236316 shows some of the student’s process, starting with a conceptual session where ideas were sketched on paper and enacted through props. A process of making followed in the wood, plastics and clay workshops where the products took shape. Finally the products are presented as experience prototypes.

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“Le Chef”:http://www.flamingoz.org/blog/data/upimages/Le_Chef.jpg by “Marius”:http://www.flamingoz.org/index.php and “Bilal”:http://blog.madebybilal.com/. A product designed for the kitchen that ‘licks’ various ingredients and suggests recipes.

06 February, 12.54

“Poke a pig”:http://ka-d.net/?p=139 by “Kjetil”:http://ka-d.net/ and “Erik”:http://blogglanuza.blogspot.com/. A wooden pig that plays different sounds to different types of attention: a hand for petting, an apple for feeding, etc.

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“Star pillows”:http://interactiveelisa.wordpress.com/2009/02/03/tikitag/ by “Elisa”:http://interactiveelisa.wordpress.com/ and “Ane”:http://aneataho.blogspot.com/. Explored soft materials and audiovisual content for relaxing.

“Musicology”:http://newconstruct.wordpress.com/2009/02/04/1-10-musicology/ by “Ingrid”:http://newconstruct.wordpress.com/ and “Silje”:http://siljes.tumblr.com/. Explored modular shapes and objects for playing playlists from last.fm.

06 February, 13.14

“Mood cup”:http://slothfulinteractions.blogspot.com/2009/02/mood-cup-prototyping.html by “Miray”:http://slothfulinteractions.blogspot.com/ and “Ruben”:http://rc2009tangibleinteractions.wordpress.com/. Personalised (or customisable) cups that play back different playlists from last.fm.

06 February, 13.03

“Musicframes”:http://astridininteraction.wordpress.com/2009/02/10/musicframes/ by “Astrid”:http://astridininteraction.wordpress.com and “Stine”:http://stinelin.wordpress.com/. A wall of photos each linked to a music file that has personal meaning connected to the photo.

06 February, 11.52

“The farm”:http://karintangibleinteractions.tumblr.com/post/76883204/the-farm-interactive-storytelling-for-children by “Karin”:http://karintangibleinteractions.tumblr.com/ and “Brynjar”:http://brynjarbarkarson.wordpress.com/. An ‘Interactive storytelling space for children’ where animals crossing a river trigger sounds or audiobook content.

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