Sony DataTile Modular Platform

27 Mar 2006

Looky here what Sony came up with:

The DataTiles system integrates the benefits of two major interaction paradigms: graphical and physical user interfaces. Tagged transparent tiles are used as modular construction units. These tiles are augmented by dynamic graphical information when they are placed on a sensor-enhanced flat panel display. They can be used independently or can be combined into more complex configurations, similar to the way language can express complex concepts through a sequence of simple words.

Apparently it was created in 2001, but I’ve never seen it before. It looks quite funky. Really. Keywords: Interaction techniques, tangible user interfaces, graphical user interfaces, visual language, radio-frequency identification tags.

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Posted by Miel Van Opstal in Gadgets & Digital Toys, Interactive, Technology


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