Projects

The Tabletop is Dead? - Long Live the Table’s Top!

Research with interactive tabletop displays has shown much promise for collaborative scenarios. However, tabletops never became a commercial success and rarely exist outside the research community. Being relatively expensive, heavy and immobile hardware, and only limited availability of commercial…

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WRISTBAND.IO: Expanding Input and Output Spaces of a Smartwatch

Smartwatches are characterized by their small size designed for wearability, discretion, and mobile interactions. Most of the interactivity, however, is limited to the size of the display, introducing issues such as screen occlusion and limited information density. We introduce Wristband.io, a…

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Publyboard - An interactive public notice board

Notice board goes 2.0: publyboard is the new digital version of a public bulletin board. The concept draws heavily from the well established interaction techniques with a non-digital bulletin board. You can post on a board, take posts with you and even interact with posts. We developed publyboard…

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Interactive Simulation: StarFlowers

Star Flowers is an interactive art simulation by Frederik Brudy and Janko Hofmann: A passing stranger can interact with an initially blank screen. He can seed plants and watch them grow. As long as he ist present, his plants will flourish, but as soon as he leaves they will wither and the…

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Interactive Menus in Augmented Reality Environments

Through augmented reality (AR) applications a user can experience and interact with his enhanced surrounding: The user’s real environment is combined with virtual objects. To control such a system or interact with his environment one needs certain system controls, often being found in menus. I…

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Magic Clock

The Magic Clock reveals the whereabouts of your closest friends and family. It magically* knows where your loved ones are, so you can find them for fun or know when better not to call. The position of your four friends is shown on an old grandfather clock, where the clock face has been changed to…

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Up And Down And Along: How We Interact With Curvature

Non-flat interactive displays have one very distinct property that differs from the touch displays we use on tablets or smartphones: the spatial structure that defines their non-flatness. In this paper, we investigate one specific class of spatial structure – planes bent in one dimension with both …

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Time Freeze. Captured Moments.

What if we could capture a moment in time? We enable people to individualize a glass object. The material itself dominantly determines the moment the glass object is finished: Once it is cooled down its basic form cannot be altered anymore. We experienced this moment as a captured moment in time…

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Seamless Photo Sharing With Friends

Everybody knows this problem: After every party, vacation or event you have to take lots of efforts in order to receive all of your friends' photos. Our idea solves this problem: Your smartphone of tomorrow knows your friends. So when you're at the same time at the same place with them, your…

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Geographiz - The Geography Quiz

Geographiz - The Geopraghy Quiz is a game from the area of Edutainment (or Educational Gaming), which helps to train ones sens of direction and general education. It runs on Android devices. Players are aske for the direction of a certain city. They then have to rotate their device in the direction…

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