Dentsu have just delivered a wonderful presentation on creativity.
However the highlight for me was this ridiculous yet brilliant smart-wallet.
I know what I’m asking Santa for!
This incredible concept app… concappt, is the amazing brainchild of Greg Goralski. It uses computer vision to turn initial scamps into interactive wireframes with functional buttons, maps and other features.
This could be a quick and amazing tool to bring ideas to life before they even get to see dev or design.
I think this is an amazing idea that could really help the realisation of ideas as well as the initial sell. However, they still need your help. The project is still looking for backers through KickStarter. So what are you waiting for!
I like Turtles!
… So you can imagine how chuffed I was to discover this:
It turns out there is even more. Not only have they taken their 3D Google cams underwater but they are also running hangouts from the watery depths:
Their next under water web chat is taken place tonight (yes… night). You can keep abreast of all the upcoming action here.
This is just brilliant!
No Place Like Home
As much as I’ve heard people bang on about 3D printing, nothing has quite hit home like this inspirational video from Shapeways.
What is the future of creativity, manufacturing, and design? How is the Shapeways community and 3D printing enabling everyone to make their ideas real?
This film portrays how the Shapeways 3D printing community and marketplace is enabling everyone to be a creator. All you need is an idea and an Internet connection.
I’m not sure how concept this project actually is, but…
Well. You better take a look:
A lot more to be seen and said at the amazing Design Taxi.
Despite my thoughts on the Ford KeyFree Unlocking being the latest and greatest tool for South African carjackers since the gun, this KeyFree Login is actually a really great idea.
It was only today as a took a stroll on the veranda that I pondered the parallels between todays passwords and yesteryears telephone numbers. I say this only in the sense that we hardly have cause to use them. I used to have my mind filled with all of my friends phone numbers, there are still a select few that haven’t yet fallen from my mind. However this was only because we used them, and often. Whenever we wanted to contact someone we didn’t just reach into our pocket to press speed dial 6, we walked to a phone box, inserted some coins and keyed in a number. That behaviour has since become extinct, which is good. What is not so good however are passwords. So many passwords. So many passwords to so many sites, cards and computers, how am I expected to remember them all? Thankfully our computers now cache passwords, so until I upgrade to the latest Mac Book Pro, and I probably won’t, I will not have to bother my brain in order to recall those confusing passwords I cleverly created to bemuse mischievous hackers and inevitably myself. Just like I’ll never have to remember another phone number.
Sad isn’t it.
Anyway, brilliant tech, good looking case study, and a random ramble. What more could you want from a Monday blog post?
This piece of amazing tech was once again pulled from the vaults of our innovation queen, @NaomiBM. Thanks!
Glue Isobar have introduced me to two wonderful things this morning. The first is a mobile development which enables users to experience physical buttons on a flat touchscreen.
Tactus have created a tactile touchscreen that works by pumping fluid into a specially designed flexible surface, turning the once flat on screen buttons into, well… bumpy real buttons.
The next technological breakthrough comes in the form of a dead cat. Meet Orville, after being fatally hit by a car, Dutch artist and owner Bart Jansen decided his to immortalise his beloved pet by turning him into a helicopter.
Check it out, this engine really purrs… or at least it used to.
Orvillecopter – Aircat
A great start to the week, thank you @glueIsobar.
Layar, the AR specialists and general technologic innovators, have stepped up the game again. This time, instead of using AR to enrich the world around you, they’ve applied it to the things you read.
This execution is not only the smoothest most seamless integration of AR onto real life products, but it also seems like a user friendly back end, so much so that even troglodytes could become immediate masters of the augmented world.
Good work guys, keep it up!