Saturday, July 29, 2006

Making a Video Prototype

We are making a video prototype of the R3 design environment. The
video will be posted here when it is done.

Here is a current idea for the design environment for the toolkit. The idea is that we integrate the DiamondTouch table, Anoto pens and paper, and physical devices to provide a low threshold and fast toolkit for making paper applications. Additionally, since it is on the table, the toolkit design environment supports collaboration.

Below, we have an unfinished flash animation that depicts a biologist designing a paper+digital application for uploading data sheets to flickr. Imagine these graphics running on a large DiamondTouch at 1600x1200 resolution, and you will see what we mean.

To navigate the flash animation, click on it, and then use the right arrow key on your keyboard:

Right-click to Download for display on your *own* DiamondTouch. =)

The person browses to the flickr upload page, and then the system becomes aware that a data destination has been made available, updating the information bar on the top (last screen).

More to come...

R3 Toolkit is online...

We have begun to design R3Tk. Design ideas, preliminary documents, and sample code will be posted here.