MIT IAP '03
In this design contest participants will work individually or in teams using the House_n: the MIT Home of the Future Project's ubiquitous living room to create a working application or compelling demonstration of an innovative, home-based future computer interface. The living room contains computational sensing technology such as people tracking and laser pointer interaction tracking, an IBM Everywhere Display, a digital table, and a wireless connection to PDAs (see more images). The environment gives the designer substantial freedom when creating applications: information can be displayed on any surface, interacted with on any surface, and change automatically based on how people interact in the environment.
Home of the Future staff will help students critique the technical feasibility of their ideas. Tools will be provided that permit interfaces to be designed for the environment (either for programmers or for designers with Flash/HTML experience).
Teams will present their projects at the end of IAP in a session open to the public. A small panel of researchers from IBM Research and MIT will critique the projects and presentations, and IBM will award a prize to one outstanding idea.
Teams will be encouraged to videotape their system in action and submit their work to the Fifth International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing's paper or video program.
Introductory session (attend one):
Team forming and idea brainstorming
Design critiques on request
Recommended video sessions:
Last updated: 01/06/03