We talk about haptic technology and how it’s going to be amazing soon.
1. Make a Twitter application for you new technology
2. Make a Twitter / Google maps mash up to tun on the technology
3. Use the Flickr API
4. Combine Twitter, Flickr and Google maps
5. Make a game that has users upload photos to Flickr and then tweet about it for points.
6. It doesn’t matter just make it multitouch in fact if you can take input for all 10 fingers people don’t care.
7. Take all of the above and add pictures of cats with funny captions. Mmmmm… multitouch LOL cats.
Okay, don’t take number 7. I’m going to get stinky rich with my multitouch cats that crowd sources whimsical comments made via twitter. OMG, this is so going to rule the interwebs! I can see it now. You’ll control one cat on each finger, like finger puppets and then little speech bubbles will pop up on a cat and they will say things like, “IM on ur fingers Makn LOLZ”
I even made a wireframe of it.
Check out this lovely mashup of Brightkite and the Microsoft Surface
quick and dirty proof of concept brightkite + surface mashup. pulls most recent universal feed from brightkite, maps it, allows you to zoom.
nothing fancy, just testing out mapping and pulling from RSS and such.
Nothing fancy he says? I’d say it’s pretty damn fancy.
from The Tenth Dimension
I’m very excited about all the new forms of interaction that are emerging at E3 this year. It’s nice to see hardware that can allow the user to have a more physical and gestural experience with the screen. Obviously the Wiimote helped revolutionize the home game consoler control and much respect is due to Nintendo. That being said I think the others are taking the concept of the controller to the next level.
Here’s a demonstration video from Sony of the new PS3 Motion Controller:
Here’s a demo of the new Microsoft Xbox 360 project Natal:
I’m by far more interested in the Natal interface. Although the idea of waving my arms around without any physical device seems like it might create fatigue more quickly. With that in mind creating a steering wheel interface object could be a solid piece of plastic which would be a lot less expensive to produce.
We’re definitely heading in the right direction here. I just want to see some haptic and resistance feedback next. I’m also getting a feeling that the small rectangular screen is feeling like a limitation now too. Can’t wait to see what’s next.