Designing New Interactions

A research project, called Skal, allows users to control a media center by placing different physical objects embedded with RFID tags in a bowl embedded with an RFID reader.

Timo Arnall, from the Oslo School of Architecture & Design, spoke last month at the “IxDA Interaction 10” about how technology and networked objects are providing an entirely new interaction category. Designers and engineers, including Pocobor, are embedded technology into products that are providing an entirely new user experience. He stresses the difficulty and importance of communicating and/or visualizing the captured data for immediate feedback and for reflection in the future.

I’ve embedded the video of his presentation below for you to take a look. He focuses primarily on his research using RFID, but sprinkled throughout are some interesting comments about designing for this new product category. Enjoy.

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