This project has created a set of free, open-source software tools for student and professional designers who want to create interactive objects and spaces that incorporate various sensors, motors, LEDs, imagery, video, text and audio, in order to engage users in the physical world. For many projects, these tools enable the user to create projects with a simple drag & drop interface and no programming.
NET Lab Proto Space
This research project creates small and large prototype contexts such as future retail environments, working spaces, and learning environments that enable design experimentation and user testing in context with working interactive prototypes.
While multi-touch technology has received a lot of press lately, the actual uses have been quite mundane. This project seeks to invent new modes of interaction through large multi-touch displays. In particular, we're interested in designing for the collaborative exploration of information spaces through multi-user, multi-touch systems.