Tiny lights can be found on myriad electronic devices from toothbrushes and wristwatches to mobile phones and modems. All of these gadgets use flashing LED lights to communicate information in a slightly different way. While some light blinks make sense … Continue reading
Tag Archives: HCI
The CHI 2012 conference is in Austin, TX this year, May 5-12. I’ll be reporting from the event, posting videos, interviews, and short write-ups of interesting projects. In the meantime, watch the video teaser below.
I was there when Steve Jobs killed the touch-screen stylus. It was at the 2007 Macworld event in San Francisco. Steve Jobs had just unveiled the first iPhone. It was an era when most smart phones had keyboards. According to … Continue reading
A new story of mine is up at Technology Review. It’s about a novel touch sensor that’s quite versatile—good for wires, fabrics, rubber, paper, and hard flat surfaces like walls, floors, and coffee tables. The researchers, Patrick Baudisch (Hasso-Plattner Institute) … Continue reading
Today, Technology Review is running a story of mine about a type of interface for mobile phones in which a person gestures with her hands instead of tapping buttons or icons. The gestures, which could trace simple line drawings like … Continue reading