Category Archives: flash

wordthing
"Our take on the model was to create a dynamic visualization for the "exquisite" story our writers had crafted. "
Todd Vanderlin

An Exquisite Corpse Experiment

Exquisite Corpse Experiment – Chapter One from IDEO Labs on Vimeo. In traditional storytelling, we rely on words to conjure images in our minds. But what happens when we’re provided with visuals that represent each of the story’s words, but not its larger context? And what if the story itself is collaborative and nonlinear—and the […]

glasswall
"Because I spend too much time with computers, every time I looked at the wall it seemed like a grid of pixels"
Dave Vondle

Glass Block LED Wall Display

I live in Logan Square in Chicago and have this glass block window in the front of my building.  Because I spend too much time with computers, every time I looked at the wall it seemed like a grid of pixels.  I had seen LED pixel walls before, but never ones that would let light […]

e-proto-011
"We've learned some interesting tidbits about the Nokia tablets as prototyping platforms"
Dave Vondle

Prototyping on the Nokia 770 Tablet

We’ve been using a Nokia Internet tablet, an Arduino board, and Flash for some rapid prototyping fun (read more here).  We’ve learned some interesting tidbits about the Nokia tablets as prototyping platforms: How to prevent the tablet from dimming the screen or entering sleep mode How to hack your own buttons onto the nav controller […]

multitouch_hand
"In the case of multi-touch interfaces, that meant building a system we could start prototyping on"
Kyle Doerkson

Home-brew Multi-touch

At IDEO we’re all about building to think. Learning from books and websites and product demos is cool, but we think the really good stuff comes when you get in there and start messing around for real. In the case of multi-touch interfaces, that meant building a system we could start prototyping on. What we […]