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Joe Moran's blog: The grip of the paper clip
"‘If all that survives of our fatally flawed civilization is the humble paper clip, archaeologists from some galaxy far, far away may give us more credit than we deserve,’ the design critic Owen Edwards argues in his book Elegant Solutions." An excerpt from a Joe Moran essay on the paperclip.
design  joemoran  objects  paperclip 
september 2014 by infovore
Multi-Touch iPhone Gestures by Gabriele Meldaikyte
Physical artefacts that respond as expected to touchscreen gestures.
multitouch  interaction  design  objects 
january 2013 by infovore
Small hello to Little Printer - rodcorp
"Looking at the Little Printer, I feel a little bit like I do about the cats and Ada's toys - I want to pick it up and give it a cuddle. I do not feel that way about our Samsung MNL-2855ND laser printer in the office. A different thing, in a different place, used differently. I hope BERG will do a Little Eye sibling."
empathy  rod  berg  littleprinter  devices  objects  design 
august 2012 by infovore
Public objects « Adam Greenfield’s Speedbird
"...most public objects - and certainly all municipal objects - should offer APIs. Furthermore, specifically with regard to public infrastructures like transit systems, I believe that this should be a matter of explicit government policy. What’s a public object? A sidewalk. A building facade. A parking meter. Any discrete object in the common spatial domain, intended for the use and enjoyment of the general public. Any artifact located in or bounding upon public rights-of-way. Any discrete object which is de facto shared by and accessible to the public, regardless of its ownership or original intention. How’s that for starters?"
public  objects  everyware  api  infrastructure  ubicomp 
december 2008 by infovore
The 3 steps
A talk by Matt Webb from Reboot7 - he referenced it in his playsh talk, and it's very much worth going over again.
programming  physics  computerscience  objects 
march 2006 by infovore

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