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Felica promotional video

Another video demonstrating NFC technology. Look past the promotional spin and there are a lot of interesting clips of various NFC technologies in use. Felica is developed by Sony and is compatible with NFC standards.

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Mobile payment demo

The near-future success of NFC depends on the usability of mobile payments and ticketing. As interaction designers we of course argue that the success hinges on good design of this experience and recent news suggests that there is little to recommend mobile payments unless they offer some useful new features (see Place and product based [...]

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Airtag and Blog NFC

Discovered today is Airtag, makers of the AIR kiosk: “AIRKIOSK is an interactive kiosk especially designed for points of sales. AIRKIOSK is connected to the AIRTAG central application platform. Multi-standard, it can read all RFID tags and cards (13,56MHz). Applications include: Express ordering kiosk, Contactless payment, Identification and animation on the POS, Loyalty and couponning, [...]

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Retro-fitting mobile phones with RFID

The promise of NFC is about easily using mobile phones as a part of daily life: ticketing, paying with a credit card, opening doors, sharing, printing and downloading in the physical world. But until NFC technology is widely adopted, are there opportunities for using some of the features of RFID-interactions without the integration into the [...]

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NFC at Wikipedia

I revisited the Near Field Communication at Wikipedia page this week. For a long time it was a copy and paste of the About NFC page from the NFC Forum, but now it has evolved into a page of its own: However it is still in a pretty sorry state, a mixture of history, standards, [...]

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Interactions of transactions

This is a design brief, one of many themes that the Touch project is investigating. It is likely that NFC has a role to play in the future of our interactions with infrastructures like payment, ticketing and access. But it is clear that mobile phones offer a different interface and experience to cash, cards, wallets [...]

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Interfacing the ‘internet of things’

This is a design brief, one of many themes that the Touch project is investigating. The ‘internet of things’ is a vision of a world full of interconnected things that participate in a wider network of the internet. The idea has been driven by the proliferation of wireless networks and the increasing use of RFID [...]

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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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