Psychological factors in design – the gas gauge
Thursday September 03rd 2009, 7:05 pm
Have you noticed that the gas gauge falls faster, as it falls below half a tank? In other words, it stays more than half full longer than half empty, and accelerates downward, as you consume more gas. I wonder if this is an intentional design feature, which factors psychological value in seeing your tank full longer than almost empty?
ASUS seamless experience video
Monday June 15th 2009, 12:49 am
Lego augmented reality kiosk (and fashion show)
Saturday January 31st 2009, 11:22 pm
if you flash a lego box in front of the kiosk, you can see an interactive 3d rendering of the lego model.
Also, check out this lego animation.
3d skin for the Iphone
Thursday January 08th 2009, 4:50 am
The Wazabee 3DeeShell (link here) uniquely depicts 3D content such as games, pictures and videos on the Apple iPhone in an (allegedly) extraordinarily realistic way.
The housing contains a lens that eliminates the need for special 3D glasses. The lens can easily be removed at any time in order to switch back and forth between normal 2D and “spellbinding” 3D graphics.
Scheduled to ship in a few weeks.
SONY ULTRA-THIN and FLEXIBLE DISPLAY
Monday December 15th 2008, 11:13 am
Also, check out Plastic Logic flexible display.
Sunday December 07th 2008, 2:08 pm
A virtual reality program allows people to perceive another body, to be their own:
Tests have shown that the user perceives its own body to be that of the person wearing the other rig. Also they can feel movements and touches made to that body as well as their own. This technology is not only entertaining but it gives us a deeper look into the connection between the physical and mental self.
Wild! [source link]
ORGANIC MOTION – radically redifing motion capture
Sunday December 07th 2008, 1:59 pm
check this out – website for Organic Motion – with video demo.
source article – link here.
The newest offering from Organic Motion, the advanced computer vision software company, offers a leap forward in training and simulation education technology by allowing trainees to interact directly with virtual environments, without the use of body suits or tracking devices. LitePod is ideal for any type of realistic training, including uses for armed services, industry, academia and various government agencies.
“LitePod makes it possible for people to interact, evaluate and learn how to act and react in new immersive environments naturally, without the use of markers” says Andrew Tschesnok, CEO, Organic Motion. “The ability to study and refine one’s movements, while immersed in simulated scenarios, can ultimately improve efficiency, response time, and can even save lives. Additionally, the advanced real-time display allows for multiple units to be simultaneously connected, giving an entire regiment the ability to train together, even from different locations”