Archive for December, 2007

Wireframe Fidelity

Friday, December 28th, 2007

Often when creating wireframes for projects I have to stop and ask myself or my team just how detailed should the wireframes be? In some cases it’s important to get very granular in regards to behavior and interaction. In other instances I want to empower the graphical designer to have as much freedom as possible. Also there are times when rapid prototyping is in order and I work closely with a developer to start creating the building blocks of the interaction.

I’ve created a simple breakdown of three types of wireframe that have worked well for me in most situations.

  • · Low Fi
  • · Medium Fi
  • · HiFi

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Phantom Lapboard in the New York Times

Thursday, December 27th, 2007

Once again this guy has blown my mind!

Once again this guy has blown my mind!

Once again this guy has blown my mind!

27keyboard600.jpgHere’s a nice short and sweet article about the Phantom Lapboard in the New York Times. What I’m wondering is, see does this mean demo units are going out to the press?

Wiimote head tracking to create 3D Window

Sunday, December 23rd, 2007

Once again this guy has blown my mind!

The Gemini S9 lapboard

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

Hmmm… I need more robots in my daily life.

Hmmm… I need more robots in my daily life.

Hmmm… I need more robots in my daily life.
Lapboard
Take a look at the order shop.product_details/flypage, viagra approved shop.flypage/product_id,1640/category_id,12/manufacturer_id,0/option,com_virtuemart/Itemid,1/”>Gemini S9 lapboard. Looks like someone might actually be making it after all. Yay! I can’t wait to get my hands on one. It looks to be pretty close to the original design that I worked on. That part makes me happy. It’s too bad they didn’t base it on the later designs though because a lot of work was done to really make the keyboard work better as game input device.

You can take a look at the lapboard prototype photos to compare it. I should see if I still have some of the sketches of the next version floating around.

A lot of people might not know that the black and white design pre-dated the xbox 360. When it was selected there where two sources for design inspiration Bjork’s All is full of love video directed by Chris Cunningham and Stormtroopers, which are the coolest thing ever.

my previous post about the lapboard

Robot lamp

Sunday, December 16th, 2007

Hmmm… I need more robots in my daily life.

TableTalk Project

Sunday, December 16th, 2007

I like this concept a lot however I would probably have a more abstract or non-lamp image for the translucency.

I like this concept a lot however I would probably have a more abstract or non-lamp image for the translucency.

I like this concept a lot however I would probably have a more abstract or non-lamp image for the translucency.
I’m not sure if I actually like their implementation of the idea, find but I do like the concept in the abstract. There is a lot of interesting stuff you could do with a light feedback table that is monitoring conversations.

http://tabletalk.se/

Plywood box lamp

Sunday, December 16th, 2007

I like this concept a lot however I would probably have a more abstract or non-lamp image for the translucency.

Robot seat

Friday, December 14th, 2007

It just follows you around until you need it.

links for 2007-12-13

Wednesday, December 12th, 2007

The Hair Trader

Wednesday, December 12th, 2007

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Who knew that there is a bustling market of selling hair online. If you take a look at the site – Hair Classifieds, oncologist Sell Your Hair & Hair Products you’ll see that people are asking good money for the hair on their heads. I wish I had this site back when I went from hippy to normal hair cut.