Archive for the ‘Toys/Objects/Robots’ Category

BirdBox

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

Aile forwarded this to let me help spreading Durrell’s lovely new product over the world. :)
Durrell (Visiting faculty of CIID, Founder of Luckybite) and Tom have a new product which mixes the iPhone with physical things! (which is also same idea of mine currently!)
It’s a physical BirdBox that turns your iPhone into a nesting box cuckoo alarm clock. The app is free and has just gone live on the app store at http://itunes.com/apps/birdbox and you can buy your box at www.luckybits.com

Aile에게서 포워딩 받은 새로운 뉴스. :)
우리의 외부 교수이자 럭키바이트의 대표, 디자이너이신 Durrell Bishop이 아이폰과 피지컬 오브젝트가 상호작용하는 신제품을 내놓았다는 뉴스이다.
Tangible User Interface과목에서 독특한 크리틱으로 우리를 조마조마하게 했던 분.. :)
무엇보다도 현재 내가 가지고 있는 아이디어, 아이폰+피지컬 오브젝트, 에 딱 들어맞는 제품이라 더 관심이 간다.

Soft toy Wii game

Friday, January 1st, 2010
YouTube Preview Image

Louis Vuitton: Art, Fashion and Architecture

Saturday, December 5th, 2009

http://www.chipchip.ch

PhoneBook

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

New concept of Mobile Art Lab

nuance clock

Monday, November 9th, 2009

pinto01

pintoa

pinto was formed by takanori hikima and masayoshi suzuki in 2008. at design tide,
during tokyo design week 09, they presented their ‘image exhibition’ of new work,
which aims to stimulate imagination.

nuance is a wall clock with 12 height protrusions on its face. each of these creates
a different shadow which change from different angles. you can choose the point of
12 o’clock from any edge.

Tuttuki Bako

Monday, November 9th, 2009

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Simply stick your finger in the hole and a virtual representation appears on the screen. Then you can use your virtual finger to play all kinds of cool mini games… from swinging a panda to having a karate fight with a tiny little man. It’s so odd yet so wonderful.

There were bunch of excuses that I used to procrastinate designing even I already had ideas.
Why not just trying even it does not have any meaningful concept?
Why not just starting even it is not for any specific audience?
Why not making something for lonely geeks who might love funny devices like this or Chumby?

 

Sixth sense system

Monday, November 9th, 2009

sixsense_a1

more info

TED video

Audience

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

Audience consists of a large crowd of head-size mirror objects. When members of the audience enter the perimeter of the installation, the mirrors inquisitively follow a person of interest. Having chosen their subject, they all synchronise and turn their heads towards them. Suddenly the chosen person can see his/her reflection in all of the mirrors. The installation reverses the roles of the viewer and the viewed during this relatively involuntary interaction. When viewers experience the sensation of being ignored or excluded by the mirrors they can be found to start physically performing for the installation to regain its attention.

http://www.random-international.com/audience-royal-opera-house/

Electronic popables

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

Picture 3

Electronic Popables is an interactive pop-up book that sparkles, sings, and moves. The book integrates traditional pop-up mechanisms with thin, flexible, paper-based electronics and the result is a book that looks and functions much like an ordinary pop-up with the added element of dynamic interactivity. Electronic Popables was built by Jie Qi, with assistance from Leah Buechley and Tshen Chew.

website : http://hlt.media.mit.edu/popables/

Well… I don’t think I like this project. Lack of aesthetic feeling, intriguing stories, concerning of audience. But anyway someone executed something similar what we thought, while we were just considering. :)

Chumby guts

Friday, October 2nd, 2009