Internet of Mobile Things
Final Project: Conceptual Phase
An early stage in the concept development
Project leaders: Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino, Massimo Banzi
Assistant: Renzo Giusti
Domus Academy - Master in Interaction Design 2009
Codename: the city without sunset
Context: explore the city
Idea: use your smart phone to explore the city
seeing through buildings thanks to an embedded
augmented reality xray view.
How: pan your phone in front of a building and
digg inside till crossing it to the other side and see
what's behind . Go further to explore the city to its
borders (an enjoy the sunset then).
Smart X-rays: simple scenario
Simple secenario based
on Google Street View
Smart X-rays: howto
Smart X-rays it’s a mix of different technologies:
• GPS + Compass
• Google Street View
• Web cams in the city
• Pictures from social web [flickr,panoramio]
• Useful information [wikipedia]
• Videos and pictures [real time] from other users
Smart X-rays: more than xrays
Smart X-rays can build a community of users
sharing their smart phones camera
Real Time view can be accomplished by real time
recording from other users
Information about “inside the building” can add
new functionalities thanks to sensors and media
Codename: conductive tattoos
Context: art, fun, healthcare, data gathering
Idea: extend human body with pre-printed
temporary tattoos or stickers made with
conductive ink and enhanced with low power
Body Plugins: uses (1)
Fun: applying body plugins with different
functionalities and mix them with other people.
Could be a new way to interact [i.e. free hugs
Art: for performances, body plugins can send and
receive data extending the usual artistic action.
Body Plugins: uses (2)
Healthcare: monitoring body status through
sensors embedded inside the plugins.
Body extension: add functionalities to our body
and connect directly to other devices.
Body Plugins: possible problems
•Technology not ready?
Body Plugins: some references
Bare Skin Safe Conductive Ink
Calvin Harris - Humanthesizer - The making of the human synt
Codename: where’s my mouse?
Context: gaming – alternate reality game
Idea: through the use of simple paper toys we can
populate the city of small animals that live in the
city and inside a virtual world. We can then
create gaming experiences powered with
augmented reality view.
Paper animals: the animal
Paper made small animals. Unexpensive objects.
QR code is printed on the paper
Paper animals: AR
• Animals are like our avatars. We can customize them
in the virtual world [and in the real world too].
• See the augmented reality view through a smart
• Assemble together more animals to create different
ones and see the new avatar in the AR viev
• Collaborative and large scale gaming possibilities.
• Follow the game on the web and play both in the real
and the virtual world.
Paper animals: animal are us
Paper animals will follow the dynamics of our
society: build groups, chang themselves, know
more animals, be kidnapped…
Paper animals will have a presence on the web:
facebook, twitter, tumblr, dopplr…
Paper animals: references
Mattel's new web-enabled "Avatar" Toys will offer Augmented Reality
I love bees (AR game)