Interfaces, Surface Computing and Ubiquitous Computing

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  • Interfaces, Surface Computing and Ubiquitous Computing

    1. 1. Interfaces, Surface Computing and Ubiquitous Computing BarCamp The “Unconference” RMIT Saturday, November 15, 2008 Eric Hosick Cuong Huynh
    2. 2. Interfaces <ul><li>Computing is all about interface. </li></ul>
    3. 3. Ubiquitous Computing <ul><li>Can we interact with computers without an interface? </li></ul><ul><li>“ 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). </li></ul><ul><li>Using music, instead of displays, to represent stock market data. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Using this method, users are able to spot trends more accurate. </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. What!?!??! <ul><li>What are we looking at? </li></ul><ul><li>What could this be used for? </li></ul>‘ AmbientDevices’ [image] 2008
    5. 5. Product from Ambient Devices <ul><li>Interfaces with internet. </li></ul><ul><li>Glows green to indicate market is trending up. </li></ul>‘ AmbientDevices’ [image] 2008
    6. 6. Weather Information Weather conditions are displayed using a colorful cube.
    7. 7. How about this?
    8. 8. Tangible User Interface <ul><li>Microsoft Surface </li></ul><ul><li>Retractable – Musical instrument. </li></ul><ul><li>Marble Answering Machine by Durrell Bishop (1992). </li></ul><ul><ul><li>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) </li></ul></ul>

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