Category Archives: About the project

Designing with film

We’ve compiled a short sequence of some of the design experiments and tests in audiovisual media in the Touch project. Here we show some of the ‘behind the scenes’ tests and processes where we used cinematic/video/filmmaking tools as a means to uncover potentials and constraints around an emerging technology. In these experiments we designed and [...]

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Responses to ‘Immaterials’

In the two weeks since we launched our film Immaterials we’ve seen it spread across the internet, going much further than we anticipated for such an esoteric exploration! So far it’s been covered by Infosthetics, Slashdot, PSFK, Fast Company, Popular Science, io9, Wired, Gizmodo (FR, JP), Microsiervos, Make Magazine, Gizmologia, Influxinsights, WonderHowTo, Amal Graafstra, William [...]

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‘Nearness’ goes further

Since the launch three weeks ago, our film Nearness has been seen almost 100,000 times, and favourited by over 500 people. Thanks for all the feedback and commentary! Creativity contacted us for a “Behind the Work” feature where Jack Schulze goes deeper into the film: “RFID is a complex and fairly abstract technology to grasp. [...]

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Responses to ‘Nearness’

The broad response to the short film Nearness has been tremendous. In the two days since it was launched it has received over 55,000 views and has been covered all over the internet. It is great when a project is not just just well received, but thoroughly understood and appreciated for the underlying reasons it [...]

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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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Tangible Interactions - summer exhibition

This week the the MA interaction design course Tangible Interactions is having its summer exhibition at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. The students have been focusing on designing interactions with RFID technology. This years exhibition includes games, token-based media, transactions, wayshowing, a story-telling pillow, ‘twittering’ things and more. The exhibition is a part [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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