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A presentation given by Eric Hosick and Cuong Huynh at BarCamp Saigon.

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  • 1. Interfaces, Surface Computing and Ubiquitous Computing BarCamp The “Unconference” RMIT Saturday, November 15, 2008 Eric Hosick Cuong Huynh
  • 2. Interfaces
    • Computing is all about interface.
  • 3. Ubiquitous Computing
    • Can we interact with computers without an interface?
    • “ Ubiquitous computing ( ubicomp ) is a post-desktop model of human-computer interaction in which information processing has been thoroughly integrated into everyday objects and activities.” - Ubiquitous_computing (Wikipedia).
    • Using music, instead of displays, to represent stock market data.
      • Using this method, users are able to spot trends more accurate.
  • 4. What!?!??!
    • What are we looking at?
    • What could this be used for?
    ‘ AmbientDevices’ [image] 2008
  • 5. Product from Ambient Devices
    • Interfaces with internet.
    • Glows green to indicate market is trending up.
    ‘ AmbientDevices’ [image] 2008
  • 6. Weather Information Weather conditions are displayed using a colorful cube.
  • 7. How about this?
  • 8. Tangible User Interface
    • Microsoft Surface
    • Retractable – Musical instrument.
    • Marble Answering Machine by Durrell Bishop (1992).
      • A marble represents a single message left on the answering machine . Dropping a marble into a dish plays back the associated message or calls back the caller. – ‘Tangible User Interface’ (Wikipedia)