Posts Tagged ‘interaction’

Learn Routines by Playing!

January 7th, 2013 by NearInteraction

Using familiar objects to interact with the world of imagination. Teach real life routines to children by playing with virtual characters.


Introduce children to good social and healthy habbits, like brushing their teeth or washing their hands.


Connect the family iPad with “smart” physical household objects and toys, and interact with virtual characters.


A dashboard for parents gives added insight and behavioral statistics on their children’s progress over time.

App developed by NearInteraction.


Actavis App

March 2nd, 2012 by NearInteraction

iPad App Development for Actavis, a project with TerraDesign Pharma.

See the video

NearInteraction at cTIC2010

December 10th, 2010 by NearInteraction


Director of NearInteraction, Diogo Terroso, participated in the 10th edition of cTIC2010 (Conferência de Tecnologias de Informação e Comunicação), held in Aula Magna of Instituto Politécnico de Viseu. The conference focused on HCI (Human-Computer Interaction) concepts and revelant applications and their impact in today’s society.


From the development of interaction and its impact on society, to a discussion of interaction design across multiple platforms, to the analysis of multi-sensorial interaction, in which the exploration of the senses is paramount to achieve richer interaction.


Coca-Cola FIFA 2010 Vending Machine

May 23rd, 2010 by NearInteraction

Developed for Ivity and Coca-Cola FIFA 2010, NearInteraction created an interactive vending machine which would respond to anyone who danced in rhythm to the FIFA 2010 World Cup anthem. From people dancing with their children to teenagers trying out some new moves, this was a good example of how simple interactions can reinforce brand perception and create strong emotional responses from the public.
The interactive system would interpret the intensity and rhythm of each person’s dance whereby automatically dispensing a Coca-Cola can to those with the best moves. Taking the pop-up effect one step further, videos of the best selected dances were launched on YouTube, generating a viral network effect.

Interactive LEDwall at ModaLisboa | Estoril Fashion Force’33

October 13th, 2009 by NearInteraction

NearInteraction joined forces with ModaLisboa | Estoril to create an interactive application for their catwalk LEDwall. Following the success of the previous edition, where NearInteraction featured an interactive multi-touch table that allowed realtime visualisation of the catwalk pictures immediately after each show, for this edition, NearInteraction presented a generative application that responds visually to the movement of each model as well as the sound accompanying the show.

watch the Aleksandar Protic video
watch the making of video

interacting with surfaces using sound

May 15th, 2009 by NearInteraction

Check out the new possibilities available of interacting with any kind of surface through hi-frequency sound detection. It might be a interesting idea to explore.

Scratch Input (Chris Harrison, Scott Hudson) – UIST ’08
from Designing for humans blog