Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Augmented (Hyper)Reality

Over on, there's a video posted that demonstrates Keiichi Matsuda's conception of what augmented reality might look like. As we've seen in some previous posts, this type of reality may not be [as] far off [as some would like].

But what's with all the ads? Adds a touch of realism, I suppose.

Augmented (hyper)Reality: Domestic Robocop from Keiichi Matsuda on Vimeo.

What Augmented Reality Could Actually Look Like

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Recognizr: An Augmented ID Concept

A few posts ago[1], I referenced the Sixth Sense TED presentation. Here's[2] another technology along the same lines. It's a prototype video for an Android app that retrieves information on a person using facial recognition. They call it Recognizr, an "augmented ID" concept.

Also, for those eye-tracking augmented reality glasses that I mentioned in the other post...the eye-tracker just seems like a slight modification of this[3].

And make sure to check out the WSJ video:

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Computers shouldn't make people feel like idiots

For those of us surrounded by the minutiae of computers all day, it’s easy to forget there’s a world of people out there who just don’t get it. And it’s not their fault. It’s ours.

Interesting article over on the 37 Signals design and usability blog. Some meta-analysis regarding the iPad. I really like this quote from Fraser Speirs:
The Real Work is not formatting the margins, installing the printer driver, uploading the document, finishing the PowerPoint slides, running the software update or reinstalling the OS.

The Real Work is teaching the child, healing the patient, selling the house, logging the road defects, fixing the car at the roadside, capturing the table’s order, designing the house and organising the party.
Fraser Speirs, Future Shock [2]