Wednesday, June 01, 2005


DataTiles (site)

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.

Doesn't sound that impressive? Check out the video on the site, it is very cool. I wonder how far away we are from being able to mass produce this, because it would be very cool to have.

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