Archiv für Februar 2012

Der frühe Vogel fällt selbst hinein.

24. Februar 2012 - 10:10 Uhr

der großartige sprichwortrekombinator…nie dagewesenes wissen ueber unsere welt!

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Shinya Kimura, designing by doing

23. Februar 2012 - 15:28 Uhr



Shinya Kimura

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Nervous Structure Field

20. Februar 2012 - 17:36 Uhr

A structure composed of 144 vertical lines made of elastic is illuminated by a video projector. A viewer’s motion is transformed into forces that affect the projection.

Nervous Structure (field) (2012) from Cristobal Mendoza on Vimeo.

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„Starry Night“ Vincent Van Gogh

20. Februar 2012 - 17:29 Uhr

Interactive Animation of the famous painting „Starry Night“ by Vincent Van Gogh. The user can interact with the animation and also, the sound responds to the flow.

Starry Night (interactive animation) from Petros Vrellis on Vimeo.

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Haptic Displays at Audi

16. Februar 2012 - 11:54 Uhr

Between 2008 and 2010 designaffairs initiated and headed the Haptic Touch Project, which was completed in cooperation with project partners from various fields. The goal was to create a fully working haptic, tactile display for Audi.

How it works:
1200 Piezo-controlled pins can individually change their height between two positions on a surface not bigger than a Macbook Pro touchpad.


This concept provides a touchpad surface that can change the surface three-dimensional. The pins can be considered as tactile pixels that allow users to actually feel what they see on the screen. The pins can form simple buttons or more complex widgets like e.g. sliders. These tactile widgets (we call them T-Widgets) can be arranged and used depending on the situation and use-case. In contrast to vibro-tactile technologies our concept is not simulating a haptic sensation – it really gives you the haptic feedback you are used to from traditional hardware controls. The prototypes proved the concept and combine advantages from both worlds, digital and analog.

After several scientific publications, Audi introduced the tactile, haptic touchpad successfully to a wider audience last year on CES and IAA as one alternative to replace common rotary push knobs.

Now in 2012 a new Audi commercial is introducing the new TFSI engines. The commercial features an extra large haptic display made out of thousands of pistons. The movement of the pistons built pictures that transport the fascination of the new motor generation in a very poetic way.



Just awesome! We like!!!

Read the full case study of the Haptic Touchpad at
Story behind the TV-Commercial on designmadeingermany

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Flexible displays

15. Februar 2012 - 11:46 Uhr

Designers and Usability Engineers buckle up, this year’s conference on tangible, embedded and embodied interaction ( indicates more than ever that displays are merging into flexible everyday things and direct manipulation is moving from fingertips to an whole body exercise and experience.

TU Darmstadt provides some examples of their current and ongoing research in interaction with foldable and expandable displays.

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15. Februar 2012 - 10:00 Uhr

Openarch is a real prototype of a smart home. The first home designed from scratch to incorporate a digital layer connecting the house and its elements to the Internet. Its inhabitants lead a new digital and connected life. It is flexible and thanks to its ability to transform, it can adapt to any condition that the user requires.

Openarch || FILM from Openarch on Vimeo.

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A day made of glass

10. Februar 2012 - 17:09 Uhr

As a glass manufacturer Corning has his part in the development of new exciting technologies. Consequently they recently molded their own visions for the future into a video, that demonstrates what you can do with just as much as glass.

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