Blind Navigator

From The Theme SENSING AND COMPUTING WHAT IF What if we could use assistive technology to significantly increase the mobility and independence of those who are blind or visually impaired? WHAT WE SET OUT TO DO We set out to develop, build and test a portable system that facilitates navigation by blind people. Like the […]

Interaction Archetypes in Global Teamwork (Arche)

From The Theme CONTEXTUAL FUTURES FOR SMART PERSONAL DEVICES WHAT IF? What if ubiquitous wearable sensors and smart devices could be leveraged to augment global team interaction, improve team dynamics, and unlock new team potential? WHAT WE SET OUT TO DO We proposed Arche, a concept-proving project aimed at uncovering interaction archetypes in global teamwork […]

The Utility of Calming Technologies in Integrative Productivity

From The Theme KNOWLEDGE WORKER PRODUCTIVITY WHAT IF What if we could use technologies for sensing, feedback and interpretation of cognition, affect and physiology to avoid stress, maintain focus and increase calm? WHAT WE SET OUT TO DO We set out to identify the parameters of systems that could improve mental patterns by influencing cognitive […]