Thursday, November 19, 2015

More Personal World

"The future is already here — it's just not very evenly distributed" 
- William Gibson

Everything we need to make computers more personal already exists and has existed for a long time. The main change is the price point. You no longer need to be as rich as Tony Stark in order to have this tech in your hands.

Futuristic tech is no longer limited to the richest few. Real life Tony Stark, Elon Musk. Source:
Over the coming few years, Moore's law will continue to apply and technology will become more and more personal.

Today on the sunny Gold Coast of Australia, our very own Dr. Neil Roodyn is presenting at Ignite Australia on how to build more personal software for more personal computers. In his talk he will be showing developers how they can build software that has more context awareness and more natural interfaces using common hardware available today.

"Multi-touch technologies have a long history. To put it in perspective, the original work Undertaken by my team was done in 1984, the same year that the first Macintosh computer was released, and we were not the first." 
-Bill Buxton
Consider how a modern computer (yes, this includes your phone) can receive inputs; vision (camera), touch, gestures, ink (stylus), speech, identity (fingerprint scanner, face recognition, etc.) These inputs can be used by software to change the way people interact with computers, making the interaction more personal and more natural.

This leads to output from new computers that is more natural as well, computers that speak to us, present emotional content that is tailored to our needs and output that is tangible, touchable, interactive, and even present in our spaces. Technologies such as HoloLens are providing a glimpse into an exciting future on new modes of interactions.

More emotional content fed to us by our devices will mean a limitless number of exciting possibilities. nsquared's iBook, The Digital Table, presents our vision for how we see technology, and simultaneously, our relationships, changing.
Technology tailored to us, the future is looking good.

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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Enriching the Real Estate Experience

Paula and Sam and looking for a new office space. Sebastian, their real estate agent, uses his DIGITABLE to dynamically present information.

The Real Estate Experience is transformed from a one-way message into a two-way conversation.

Follow Paula and Sam's collaborative journey to opening their own business.

nsquared is rethinking meeting spaces in the digital age. What could be more exciting than buying a house or property?  The nsquared DIGITABLE reimagines the old, static Real Estate Agency. Forget about conference tables and meeting tables, touchscreen and interactive tables are proven to provide rich, emotional experiences for customers and employees alike. Smart tables, smart decisions and the future of work. Check out our video below.

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