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Design research mediation, layering

Just a quick post to flag up a little discovery: Chen, Pin-maio of the Graduate School of Design, Spatial Media Group in Taipei has posted a great reflection (Google translation) of our Designing with RFID research from last year. Designing With RFIDView more documents from Chen pinmiao. What is especially lovely is the way in [...]

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Touch at Nordes’09

Touch has an exhibition at Nordes’09 Engaging Artifacts that is taking place at AHO from Sunday 30th August until Wednesday 2 September 2009. Nordes is the Nordic Design Research Conference and this event brings together designers and researchers under the theme of “Engaging artefacts”. Today has been spent setting up the exhibition space, which consists [...]

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iPhone RFID: object-based media

This is a video prototype of an iPhone media player that uses physical objects to control media playback. It is based on Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) that triggers various iPhone interactions when in the range of a wireless tag embedded inside a physical object. RFID is becoming more common in mobile phones (under the term [...]

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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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Playful augmented products workshop

Interaction Design students at the Oslo School of Architecture & Design participated in a three-day Touch workshop where the brief 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 [...]

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Playful augmented products

This is a design brief, one of many themes that the Touch project is investigating. It extends an older brief Playful RFID with an emphasis on exploring material and experience prototyping. Last week Interaction Design students at the Oslo School of Architecture & Design participated in a Touch workshop where the brief was to design [...]

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More RFID-based products

A Dutch company, Swinxs is developing a physical RFID-based console with RFID wristbands for children. They claim to be encouraging physical activities and ‘stimulating imagination’. The console includes versions of Tag, multiple Quiz games, Hide and Seek and Charades. The base-station connects to the internet for uploading scores and downloading content. The movie on their [...]

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