Ikea prints 211 million copies of its product catalog every year. That’s more than 20 times the population of Sweden, the home of the build-it-yourself furniture empire. These are impressive numbers for a print catalog in a digital world, but Ikea is now changing with the times with a head-first dive into augmented reality.
*Those kid-style user reactions are great.
*If the infrared beams that power Kinects and Leaps can penetrate that elastic fabric, we’ve got a very interesting haptic interface here. Imagine this with sub-millimeter accuracy.
*In some ways it’s even more interesting than a “Corning day made of glass” — because it’s a day made of silk.
25.05.2012 // Kinect controlled Interface
by Lukas …
*Gestural interfaces are showing up faster than I can blog them.
” “We can turn any surface into a 3D touchscreen,” explained Anup Chathoth, one third of Munich-based startup Ubi Interactive. Such claims typically conjure up images of floating Minority Report-style touchscreens made from curved glass, but that’s exactly what this three-person team has developed.
*Better call LOUDER! That scene’s getting really weird really fast!
Call for Papers: Indoor Positioning and Navigation Workshop at ISMAR2012 November 5, 2012
Deadline for Position papers: June 26, 2012
Submission guidelines: http://www.perey.com/ISMAR2012-IPN4MobileAR/position-papers/
The purposes of this workshop are to bring together experts who are researching and/or implementing AR with/for both outdoor and indoor navigation …
*Well, the ergonomics of pads and gloves are gonna need a lot of work… At the very least somebody in the AR biz needs to come up with a rubber clip-on pad-holder you can securely slip your hand through, instead of sweatily holding an expensive fragile windowpane at arm’s length.
*But look at that! …
*Okay, wry Dutch humor, it’s funny, admit it.
*Okay, if there’s AR politics in Austin this week, and AR street-art campaign launches in Torino, then some AR shoe is gonna drop in Beograd. You Balkanista guys just lemme know; I’ll be waiting here next to the Update button.
Published on May 4, 2012 by GalvestonPA
La strada e il mobile, l’arte e l’inatteso.
Il progetto …
*Hey, wow, haptics.
*Despite the fact that this is Disney Research, no cartoon gloves are required.
*Also note the interesting design-fiction use-cases at the end of the video, such as squeezing a doorknob to lock a door. Mix that up with some of that Oblong Industries “Minority Report” gesture recognition, and we’re looking at a strange …