Author Archives: Sally Chan

Tesco’s 3D Virtual Changing Room

For everyone who already wrote about virtual changing rooms, here is another one. This is from Tesco, a British multinational grocery and general merchandise retailer. How would you like to create your own “3D head”? This isn’t a virtual changing room with screens or sensors or cameras, but just an upload-and-go type of changing room. […]

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BERG Marries Digital and Physical Worlds With Little Printer

BERG is a London-based design consultancy researching and developing various technologies and strategies. They primarily focus on finding opportunities to merge digital networks and physical objects. Recently they were named as one of The World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company. In November they announced Little Printer, a compact inkless thermal printer designed for the […]

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The Boundary Between Physical And Digital

The  ambiguity between the real and the virtual is a recurring theme in this blog and in Interaction Design. This installation is a good example of this relationship. Nervous Structure (Field), created by  Annica Cuppetelli and Cristobal Mendoza, is made up of 144 vertical elastic lines and a projection of another 144 vertical lines. While the […]

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Designing Devices by Dan Saffer for FREE!

Yesterday Dan Saffer tweeted, In honor of #IxD12 starting tomorrow and running until the end of the conference my Kindle ebook Designing Devices will be free to download!   This isn’t the required text, but this book will also be great for upcoming projects! You can download the ebook for free here, you will need an Amazon […]

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Philippe Starck Creates Wireless Headphones, Controlled With Hand Gestures

Since Sarah posted about a Bluetooth headset, I also want to share these headphones. I’m actually really excited about these! Parrot, a wireless products company based in Paris, collaborated with renowned French product designer Philippe Stark in designing ZIK. ZIK is not your regular wireless Bluetooth noise-cancelling headset: Touch-activated panels allow the user to simply […]

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A Visualization of Motion Over Time

Recently I’ve been really fascinated by the idea of making something intangible have substance in the physical world. Although this may seem rather ambiguous, this visualization by Odaibe, a Polish designer/artist, is a good example of this idea.   The bodily movements of a drummer is a performance in itself. “Portrait of the Ghost Drummer” […]

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