Archive for July, 2009

Mr. Furry

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

Some very lovely hair particles and animation going on here:

MTV International / Mister Furry from Universal Everything on Vimeo.

links for 2009-07-29

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

Projection overlay art

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

very well done

555 KUBIK | facade projection | from urbanscreen on Vimeo.

Bokode

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

I’m interested in the advantages it has for augmented reality and human interaction.

Touch Screen using Lycra

Monday, July 27th, 2009

I really like the idea of using depth and pressure to adjust the interface.

I seem to recall seeing something at an art exhibit many years ago that was like this. the harder you pushed the more back in time the image would go.

MultiTouch Screen Lycra from Loran Bey on Vimeo.

links for 2009-07-24

Friday, July 24th, 2009

Multitouch sphere

Friday, July 24th, 2009

I thought the multitouch line was much cooler.

In Progress… Interactive MultiTouch Sphere. from seeper on Vimeo.

Rules for demonstrating a new technology

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

This mouse is watching you
This mouse is watching you
1. Make a Twitter application for you new technology
2. Make a Twitter / Google maps mash up to tun on the technology
3. Use the Flickr API
4. Combine Twitter, help remedy Flickr and Google maps
5. Make a game that has users upload photos to Flickr and then tweet about it for points.
6. It doesn’t matter just make it multitouch in fact if you can take input for all 10 fingers people don’t care.
7. Take all of the above and add pictures of cats with funny captions. Mmmmm… multitouch LOL cats.

Okay, this site page don’t take number 7. I’m going to get stinky rich with my multitouch cats that crowd sources whimsical comments made via twitter. OMG, treatment this is so going to rule the interwebs! I can see it now. You’ll control one cat on each finger, like finger puppets and then little speech bubbles will pop up on a cat and they will say things like, “IM on ur fingers Makn LOLZ”

I even made a wireframe of it.

multitouchCats

Lonely Planet on MS Surface

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009


Lonely Planet proof-of-concept at REMIX Australia 2009

I’m sick of UI examples that do nothing

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

I thought the multitouch line was much cooler.

In Progress… Interactive MultiTouch Sphere. from seeper on Vimeo.

I thought the multitouch line was much cooler.

In Progress… Interactive MultiTouch Sphere. from seeper on Vimeo.

I thought the multitouch line was much cooler.

In Progress… Interactive MultiTouch Sphere. from seeper on Vimeo.

Yep I’m going to go there. There are a ton of concept UI’s that are blown up on walls and support a multitouch gestural interface. Sure they look pretty, and but a vast majority of these examples don’t do anything. I mean look at this video:
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Tangible Multi-touch Connectivity from nearinteraction on Vimeo.

ooh look at the roundy things linked to other roundy things that we can move around. Throw some Ratatat on top of that video and it will be slick. Don’t get me wrong I love Ratatat, but I don’t love your pointless “art.” I’ve seen this shit so many god damn times now it makes me sick. What is wrong with you people. I mean you have all this time to make this thing, but you couldn’t spend a second on any reason for it to exist? It doesn’t even have to be practical, but it should be real. I saw an example app in Flash that looked just like this, albeit worked with a mouse on my desktop, 10 years ago! So come on! Let’s take all this talent and actually make something that does something.

Oh and while I’m ranting, I want to have a word with you, marketer, who saw this video and then showed it to your client. Why did you do that. This doesn’t solve any problem of theirs. Now some PM has to explain to some poor dev that they have to build one of these for Altoids or some company to be used in a bar for one night for your “Awareness” campaign. Don’t you ever do that again! You can’t measure this and your drunk friends will say anything is cool when they are drunk.

Hey, i want to make the world a better place through sexy user interfaces that make people “squee!” with delight too. So I get it, I get why you think you had to do this. Maybe you thought it would help your portfolio, and who knows it might, but anyone who actually makes real interaction will know right away this is just noise that is getting in the way of progress.

So to all of you out there making demoware without any purpose stop, think about it and come up with better idea.