Schlagwort: MIT

Siftables: kleine Klötze mit großen Eigenschaften

Wie so oft habe ich bei Hugo E. Martin heute ein interessantes Video gefunden (7 min.). Es geht um kleine Klötze mit großen Eigenschaften – kurz: Siftables.

What are Siftables?
Siftables are cookie-sized computers with motion sensing, neighbor detection, graphical display, and wireless communication. They act in concert to form a single interface: users physically manipulate them – piling, grouping, sorting – to interact with digital information and media. Siftables provides a new platform on which to implement tangible, visual and mobile applications.

Who created Siftables?
Siftables was created by David Merrill and Jeevan Kalanithi at the MIT Media Lab.

via: Hugo E. Martin, Bill Wolff’s Composing Space,

Interview mit Eric von Hippel

Wer ist Eric von Hippel? Hier die Antwort von Wikipedia:

Eric von Hippel is an economist and a professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management, specializing in the nature and economics of distributed and open innovation. He is best known for his work developing the concept of user innovation – that end-users, rather than manufacturers, are responsible for a large amount of new innovation. In order to describe this phenomenon, he introduced the term lead user in 1986.

via: Exciting Commerce