Archive for the ‘Multi-touch’ Category

FalaComigo Project

June 16th, 2013 by NearInteraction

The FalaComigo Project combines the most modern Information and Communication
Technology with simple, objective speech and raises awareness to safeguard heritage.
This National Strategic Reference Framework (QREN)-funded partnership initiative has
brought together the University, Corporate and Heritage Management Sectors.

Using the Palace of Monserrate as a reference, multimedia products were created which
integrate interactive virtual characters with speech recognition and synthesis,
incorporated into modern support equipment with attractive, ergonomic lines specially
designed to harmoniously blend into museum spaces.


Control Music by swiping hands across this fabric speaker

August 2nd, 2012 by NearInteraction

Tangible Textural Interface (TTI) is a new type of sound system that that embeds a tactile surface. The interactive system allows users to rub their hands and fingers across the fabric to control the music. Unlike conventional materials such as plastic or glass, TTI adds a softer and more personal appeal to an electronic device.

With a few simple gestures, users can adjust the volume, select the equalizer, and skip tracks just by touching the speakers. TTI was created by product designer Eun Hee Jo, who has also created other textured gadgets such as the Fabric Mouse.

Watch the video below to see a demonstration of TTI.

Eun Hee Jo


Amazon’s Kindle Fire

October 3rd, 2011 by NearInteraction
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Multi-touch clearly lacking…

September 27th, 2010 by NearInteraction

Complete with all aspects of what multi-touch claims to best at… intuitive, playful, a service point with information, visual networking … yet a clear example of how essential good interface design is.

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Consider that the reality of the interface is the information system to the users; -What users want is clear feedback to their actions -answers to their questions. A usable application is much more than clever code and (not applicable in this case) eye-candy.