Thoughts on Nokia’s NFC developments

On April 15th Nokia announced the 6212 ‘classic’ phone that incorporates Near Field Communication technology. This phone is the fourth NFC-capable phone from Nokia in as many years and it is the first NFC device that supports 3G data connections. This is a simple ‘classic’ or ‘candybar’ design like the earliest NFC models. Nokia has […]

Read full story Comments { 16 }

Three papers on mobile payments

The weblog ‘Putting people first’ links to three interesting papers from CHI 2008 on mobile payments. From meiwaku to tokushita! Lessons for digital money design from Japan. Mainwaring, S., March, W., and Maurer, B. 2008. In Proceeding of the Twenty-Sixth Annual SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. “As an example of ubiquitous computing […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }
Two Touch projects on show at DogA

Two Touch projects on show at DogA

Two projects from Touch are on show at the Norwegian Centre for Design and Architecture (DogA) in Oslo for the next month. Sniff and Bowl are part of the Unge Talenter exhibition that runs until 27 April 2008. Both are interactive and are running at the exhibition for you to try them out. Sniff is […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }
More press for Sniff

More press for Sniff

Dagens Næringsliv Norway’s daily business newspaper covered two of the Unge Talenter winners last Friday, including Sniff. Some quotes: Vinner Design for alle: Kosehunden og spillet Sniff av Sara Johansson “FOLSOM HUND. -Jeg tenkte litt på å lage en rotte, men da jeg tok kontakt med Tamtbartun kompetansesenter for blinde for feedback i designprosessen, mente […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Norwegian Design Council awards Sniff

Sniff has won the prize for Design for All at Unge Talenter 2008 (Young Talent 2008) from the Norwegian Design Council. The project is acclaimed for its inclusive design that encourages playful activity, particularly for overcoming spoken or physical barriers to communication between people of different ages and abilities. It also gets praised for its […]

Read full story Comments { 3 }
The EU on the visibility of RFID

The EU on the visibility of RFID

The EU is conducting a new online consultancy on privacy, data protection and information security principles in RFID applications. I am happy to see that in Article 5 they begin to address the invisible nature of RFID readers in public space: “RFID applications can technically operate without any visible or otherwise perceivable action [...]” They […]

Read full story Comments { 1 }
RFID and unique physical form

RFID and unique physical form

Lisa Smith is a Masters of Design student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago / Designed objects. I first encountered her work through pictures of her project ‘Cuteness generator’ on Flickr. This looks like a lovely project dealing with many issues through visual, physical and interactional material. One of the key aspects […]

Read full story Comments { 2 }
Teaching Touch II

Teaching Touch II

For the second year we are teaching an MA interaction design course called Tangible Interactions that is driven by the Touch project at AHO. Last year the course was largely successful both for students and for our research interests. It resulted in such projects as Sniff and The Bubbles of Radio. This year we are […]

Read full story Comments { 4 }