Posts Tagged ‘portugal’

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.


Lean UX | Metrics – Growth and Retention

March 19th, 2013 by NearInteraction
Lean UX session focused on methods of collecting and analyzing metrics User Experience and fundamental to all entrepreneurs, designers and developers looking to create and develop digital products. Analysis of some models used by successful startups and operation of a set of exercises and tools available.

NearLab – March 19, 2013
Workshop lectured by Diogo Terroso.


Lean UX | Rapid Analogue Prototyping

March 5th, 2013 by NearInteraction

The session explored the concept of paper prototyping, a valuable model to test the core value of a project, accelerate the design process and identify the strengths and weaknesses of a value proposition.

See the video

NearLab – March 5, 2013

Workshop lectured by Diogo Terroso.


TMN Fenómeno Augmented Reality App

February 9th, 2012 by NearInteraction

Use your phone to explore the world around you and uncover a hidden reality: Augmented Reality for portuguese mobile operator TMN.

NearInteraction has developed an augmented reality experience connecting smartphones with TMN branded “Fenómeno” advertising panels and outdoors in several cities all over Portugal.
Passersby simply point their smartphones at the image displayed, and the sky literally becomes the limit to their imagination.

watch the video here.


Novartis Interactive Stand Augmented Reality

November 10th, 2011 by NearInteraction

An interactive Augmented Reality experience for Novartis Oncology Portugal, produced by NearInteraction, in partnership with BUG Group.


NearInteraction donor sponsor at TEI, -Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction- Madeira

January 30th, 2011 by NearInteraction


NearInteraction was a donor sponsor at this years TEI’11. The fifth international conference dedicated to presenting the latest results in tangible, embedded, and embodied interaction. It took place between 23rd to 26th January 2011 in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal.

The work presented at TEI addressed HCI issues, design, interactive art, user experience, tools and technologies, with a strong focus on how computing can finally bridge atoms and bits into cohesive interactive systems.

This conference was best known as a unique forum for exchanging ideas and presenting innovative work through talks, interactive exhibits, demos, hands-on studios, posters, art installations and performances.


Novel Visual Thinking and Aesthetics at POVO – PEOPLE Exhibition

July 1st, 2010 by NearInteraction

A development partner at POVO – PEOPLE exhibition at the Museu da Electricidade in Lisbon, NearInteraction was responsible for a range of interactive installations including a photo booth that captured and projected a series of still images to a mosaic on a wall at the front entrance, a gesturally activated table where users could browse historical identity documents using simple hand movements and a set of sensor embedded chairs allowing a selection of six audio themes related to people in Western music to be played and listened to. The exhibition offers a fresh sociological and political perspective on the origin and evolution of the concept of people using a variety of novel visual thinking and aesthetics and will be displayed from 19 June to 19 September 2010.

Watch the video of the exhibition.


Featured in “Jornal de Negócios” newspaper

October 29th, 2009 by NearInteraction

This month we were featured in Portugal´s “Jornal de Negócios” feature on technological start-up businesses. Diogo Terroso says about NearInteraction´s conception, “There is a conspicuous gap in the ability of companies and organisations to combine and successfully incorporate both creativity and technology, and it is this void that I decided to explore with NearInteraction, to bridge technology and design with innovation.”


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


Habitar Portugal – Ordem dos Arquitectos

October 5th, 2009 by NearInteraction

In collaboration with dass, NearInteraction created an interactive installation for the launch of the exhibition Habitar Portugal. What will the City of the Future be? Playtecture is an fictional architectural game that explores the theme of the future of the city, by creating an urban, playful, dynamic and emotional ambiance that changes and interacts in real-time with the public.

watch the playtectures video