Category Archives: interaction

Zwischen Materialität und Medialität: „Die Sprachen des Materials“ (#BookReview)

Die in den letzten Jahren auch in den designtheoretischen Diskursen zunehmende Auseinandersetzung mit dem Begriff „Agency“ – der in diesem Zusammenhang im Deutschen wohl am ehesten mit „Handlungsmacht“ übersetzt werden kann – hat nicht nur die Wirkungskraft von Subjekten, sondern … Continue reading

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Surveillance, Perception and Deception.

[Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, “Pulse Index”, 2010. Photo: Kate Russel] Cameras, tracking systems and biometric techniques have now transformed the public space into a metered matrix where every activity can be registered, stored and analyzed. The mexican-canadian artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer makes use … Continue reading

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Elektronische Sounds malen

Mit einem weiteren Workshop beteiligte sich das Design Research Lab Berlin heute aktiv an der CodeWeek. Diesmal: in Rottweil. Zur Diskussion standen Möglichkeiten und Anwendungsgebiete des Codings im Kontext von Sound: Wie kann man mit Hardware, Code und Farbe elektronische Musik … Continue reading

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Communication Design for Alzheimer’s Disease – Understanding and facilitating interactions through Communication Design

After we met Rita at Sheffield Halam last summer, we just stumbled over her project again, in which she explores different ways in which communication design can be applied to the context of Alzheimer’s disease. The project focuses mainly on raising awareness … Continue reading

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Job Opportunity: Student Worker (f/m) in alternative Interaction.

Job Opportunity: Student Worker (f/m) in „alternative Interaction“. The Design Research Lab at Berlin University of the Arts is looking for two student workers (f/m) to support us in the project “SPEECHLESS” from now to June 2014 (4 – 6 … Continue reading

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Lorm Hand connects deaf-blind people with twitter

On the 4th October an impressive protest march of the deaf-blind took place in Berlin. Many of the participants took the opportunity to express and tweet their thoughts, demands, needs, wishes and requests with the @LormHand. The Lorm Hand is an … Continue reading

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Skintimacy

Skintimacy is an interface that allows for the manipulation of electronic-based processes through touch. Depending on whom you touch, the way your bodies make contact influences the control of both analog instruments and digital setups. Alexander Müller-Rakow and his team … Continue reading

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Design Research Lab in Berlin NeuKölln

[Nacht und Nebel Installation: “Liebe Sonnenallee, “] As part of the Nacht und Nebel festival in Neukölln, the Community Infrastructuring Team of the Design Research Lab will present the next level of their hybrid letter box. Opinions will be collected and … Continue reading

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Theometrica

Our dear friends and colleagues Oscar Palou and Alexander Müller-Rakow – both experts in the field of generative sound synthesis – came up with this adorable sound interface. By fixing specific pins into a spinning disk, “Theometrica” can control sound … Continue reading

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Skintimacy

Thanks to Tangible Sound Lab for exploring interpersonal boundaries through musical interactions in their recent project ‘Skintimacy’, in which Alexander Müller, Jochen Fuchs and Konrad Röpke use skin-based interfaces for collaborative musical performances. ‘Skintimacy’ is intended to be both an evocative tool … Continue reading

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Sign-to-Text (Deafness-inspired Interaction at Design Research Lab Berlin)

“Sign-to-Text” is an application for tracking fingeralphabet for SMS-use on Mobile Phones. It results from the Project “Speechless” at the DESIGN RESERACH LAB of the University of the Arts in collaboration with T-Labs Berlin. . The project explores challenges and possibilites … Continue reading

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Call My Attention (Deafness-inspired Interaction at Design Research Lab Berlin)

“Call My Attention” is an application for immediate Line-of-Sight Signaling on Mobile Phones. The application proposes a mobile device function to be used like a remote control, for achieving immediate attention. It results from the Project “Speechless” at the DESIGN … Continue reading

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TRANSNATURAL (Amsterdam, march/april 2011)

[transnatural; exhibition/symposium, amsterdam 2011; campaign: Lucy McRae] Technology was the means by which mankind seperated itself from nature, and escaped its limitations. In the 21st century we move beyond the animosity between nature and technology. In a lot of areas we … Continue reading

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Internship at Design Research Lab

The Design Research Lab of T-Labs Berlin is currently looking for somebody to support their activities in the area of Designing & Prototyping Interactions. The Design Research Lab is led by Prof. Dr. Gesche Joost. A team of young researchers devotes to … Continue reading

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Key Wheel

Anybody knows what happened to the OneHand Keyboard by Caracol? About two years ago they came up with a concept for a centred “keywheel”, which was supposed to allow you to quickly spin any key you like to push…

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Experience research live at 4010

Next Week (April 21, 2010 at 7 p.m.) we will present some insights from our research process of the project speechless. Entrance is free; refreshments will be provided We are looking forward to seeing you there! Presentation “Speechless – Researching … Continue reading

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THISABILITY vs. DISABILITY

What a pity, that we missed last year’s electronic art exhibion thisAbility vs. Disability – Looking at Disability through Creative Senses in Seoul. The exhibition presented ten interactive electronic art installations examining themes of human capability through creative transition of … Continue reading

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Strange Interactions

In her Foto series “Strange Order”, hamburg based Sonja Vordermaier comes with some inspirational new ways of interaction (here: armless, with a teapot). Find more of her stuff at: sonjavordermaier.com

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