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Processing meets Box2D and blob detection

June 27th, 2011 5 comments


For the Programming II Workshop at our Interface Culture department I decided to do an small experiment with Box 2D. For a long time I wanted to play around with Box 2D. Especially merging real world objects with virtual object fascinates me very much. I don't like so much the common Augmented Reality stuff. However, some stuff is really cool and inspires me. Here are some projects I got my inspiration from: EdgeBomber, Laser Sound test, Phun, Crayon Physics, 2d Sketches becomes 3d Reality, ILoveSketch, MotionBeam, Tangible Fire Controlls.

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Moodumbrella – a self em-powered device for well-being

May 5th, 2011 28 comments

During the lectures Fashionable Technology I and II from Sabine Seymour, Andrea Suter and me improved the common usage of an umbrella. In the end we developed a concept of a self em-powered device for people’s well being. Our umbrella using the approaches of light therapy and autonomous power resources.

moodumbrella prototype

moodumbrella

moodumbrella detail

moodumbrella detail

moodumbrella in use

moodumbrella in use

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We created a prototype for interviews and user testings and we made a survey in Linz during a rainy day. The Austrain people were very sceptical and did not want to be asked about their happiness on rainy days. However, we were able to get some very useful feedback. The video below will show you examples of the feedback mentioned.

In the end we wrote paper about the details of light therapy and discussing mobile energy resources for smart devices.

Download the moodumbrella paper