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Wallpaper TV: NDS Surfaces Jun 11th, 2012

NDS Surfaces

Here is an interesting stab at using any wall as a touch screen device. The folks at NDS have created something called Surfaces which utilizes OLEDs which require no side lighting (read: no bezels). The TV is basically a series of flat-panel tiles that can be placed on any wall and rearranged as needed, they can also be any shape. There is potential to also tie it into Kinect-like systems for gestural interaction. What I would like to see is touch-based interactions with Surfaces. This would enable to the product to be quite extensible. Read more on SmartPlanet and Engadget.  Thanks to Rod Farmer, Matt Balara, and Glyn Thomas for the interesting conversation around these technologies.

Leap: an advancement in touchless gesture-based UI May 21st, 2012

Leap is an interesting advance in gesture based design for the digital experience. Notice how its not actually touch based and more gesture based (think Kinect) yet there are no finger indicators needed like we saw with Sixth Sense. It is an advancement from near competitors like the touchless gesture UI of Mimesign. (via Simon Whatley)

Leap represents an entirely new way to interact with your computers. It’s more accurate than a mouse, as reliable as a keyboard and more sensitive than a touchscreen. For the first time, you can control a computer in three dimensions with your natural hand and finger movements.

My xChannel talk from Breaking Development Apr 4th, 2012

Back in September I gave my Cross-Channel Experience talk at the Breaking Development Conference in Nashville. Today they posted the video of my talk (more details). It was interesting giving this talk to a room full of mobile optimized web (MOW) advocates, but in the end I think there was a lot of good information they got from the presentation based on the feedback I have heard.

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