Posted: November 27th, 2011 | Author: Julie Rutherford | Filed under: Events | Tags: gestural interfaces, user experience, workshop | 1 Comment »
On Thursday, uxWaterloo had the privilege of being one of the first groups to tour the new FELT lab. We got a chance to practice “thinkering,” which happens when you tinker with technologies and think about how they can be applied to your daily life.
Our evening began with an introduction from students from the University of Waterloo’s Research Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program (REAP). Our challenge was to get together in groups, and brainstorm ways that we could combine the various technologies in the lab with a tool called Apptui.
Please click on the photo below to see a photo slideshow and the various technologies that we were able to play with. Thanks to REAP, Quarry Integrated Communications, and everyone who attended for such a fun and collaborative event!
Posted: November 9th, 2011 | Author: Mark Connolly | Filed under: Events | Tags: design, events, FELT lab, gestural interfaces, user experience | 1 Comment »
Our November event is an exciting opportunity to get some hands-on play time with a variety of interactive technologies in the recently launched FELT lab, located in St. Jacobs. uxWaterloo is one of the very first groups to make use of this terrific new facility!
A digital sandbox for serious play
Founded by the University of Waterloo’s Research Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program (REAP), the FELT lab is designed to spark “research entrepreneurship” between UW students, faculty and industry experts. It focuses particularly on interactivity and responsiveness in digital display environments, and has numerous corporate partners who’ve brought some terrific toys to the table.
The lab is located in the offices of Quarry Integrated Communications, but has a separate entrance off King Street in St. Jacobs. Inside the lab, you’ll find a range of emerging technologies such as Christie Canada’s MicroTiles, GestureTek’s Cube and Kiosk, Float4’s interactive FX, and Kommerz’s Mixed Reality Interface (MRI).
And we’re going to have some serious fun!
uxWaterloo’s event will feature some hands-on creative, integrative thinking, and building. Guided by students from the REAP program, we’ll work in groups to brainstorm (and bodystorm!) unique combinations and innovative applications of the lab’s technologies. We’ll pitch our best ideas to each other while learning about all the lab’s capabilities and technologies in the process. And, we’ll be documenting the process and ideas on video, ensuring that our creative energy is captured for posterity.
Play! Create! Share! Learn! It’s going to be an awesome event!
Thursday November 24, 2011
5:30 to 7:00 pm
FELT Lab at Quarry Integrated Communications
1440 King Street North, St. Jacobs, Ontario
Sign up now, as space is limited!