Tag Archives: infoviz

Immaterials: the ghost in the field

This video is about exploring the spatial qualities of RFID, visualised through an RFID probe, long exposure photography and animation. It features Timo Arnall of the Touch project and Jack Schulze of BERG. The problem and opportunity of invisibility RFID is still badly understood as an interactive technology. Many aspects of RFID interaction are fundamentally [...]

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Wireless in the world

An ongoing Touch theme is about making invisible wireless technologies visible, in order to better understand and communicate with and about them (see a Graphic Language for RFID, Dashed lines and Fictional radio spaces). Right now I am sitting near fourteen objects sending and receiving radio signals, from Oyster cards to mobile phones and wireless [...]

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Images of touch interfaces

I’m happy to say that with great contributions from Nicolas Nova, Matt Jones and many others, the pool of images of ‘touch interfaces’ on Flickr is growing nicely. I originally asked for contributions in February 2005, and the pool has been growing steadily ever since. This collection of ‘vernacular’ designs for RFID-based interfaces is extremely [...]

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The dashed line in use

In previous work I have advocated for the use of dashed lines, my paper for Mobile HCI 2006 [pdf] represents Touch-based interactions with dashed lines, and work on ubicomp iconography uses the dashed line to represent borders, or seams. I’ve had trouble justifying my excitement about this intricate visual detail, so I thought it would [...]

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