My favorite links from the tangible interfaces page are here:
The first link you provided is AWESOME!!! Very interesting material
all through, (never made it to the second link coz of this...), and
some, in particular, really opened my mind to different ways of
I found the dissertation by Fitzmaurice, Ishii & Buxton on "Graspable
Interfaces" as well as the paper presented by Ishii(I think) at
Siggraph on "Tangible Interfaces" to be excellent. I would love for us
to discuss this in class today. I think they are fantastic examples of
thinking outside the box.
Also read through HyperGami, Block Jam, Reac Table, ClownSparcles,
Tangible Viewpoints, DataTiles, and a few others. I am still reading
so as to cover as much as possible for class.
Thank you for pulling out this link for us, it has been fantastic
See you at class this evening...
Among all the projects I could see on the website,
two got my attention and they both have something in common:
t hey are learning simulations. they are:
These days i had a discussion with some friends about how to teach
something like trigonometry or linear algebra in very practical terms.
And although the common idea was to use the computer, the problem is that
not everybody are computer skilled, and that would just put an extra
layer of complication upon the difficulties with the subject. The
alternative would be to "mask" the computer with a tangible interface.
I was wondering if the tool used to teach something has to be engineered
specifically for what has to be communicated or if we can use general
ools (such as the computer) and try to adapt the contents on it.
With the table we are using for the museum, we adapt the subject to be
taught (nanotechnology) to the interface. in other situation, like the
CIRCUIT TUI, it is the opposite, and the tool is engineered considering
what has to be taught. which one is the way to go? and if the answer is
'IT DEPENDS', it depends on what?
If there is also extra time, I REALLY would like to know if there is
any tangible device for disables. I am interested in this field, but
I couldn't see anything on the websites linked to the curse page. I
know in ITP they have some nice projects about this subject. I was
wondering if you know what is the trend right now.
Thank you very much and see you in class tonight :)
Really cool links!