Tuesday, July 14, 2009

TAT Augmented ID

Augmented ID is a TAT concept that visualizes the digital identities of people you meet in real life. With a mobile device and face recognition software from Polar Rose, Augmented ID enables you to discover selected information about people around you. All users control their own augmented appearance, by selecting the content and social network links they want show to others. Modifying your augmented ID is easier than fixing your hair in real life and, of course, TAT Cascades will make sure you look great!

Friday, July 10, 2009

An evaluation of Techniques for Selecting Moving Targets

Anyone who's tried to photograph a toddler knows that targeting moving objects is hard. Tyler Gunn, et. al. makes selection easier by enlarging the targets in the direction they travel. I think their Comet Tails design for generic targets is promising.

I'm interested in converting this design into one that would make photography easier, because this is a mass market problem. Below I made a sketch of what it might look like in the camera viewer while taking a photo. Maybe you could make a blurred trail of moving foreground objects. If you barely missed the subject and pressed the button while targeting the trail, your focus would still be on the subject. Or are trailing images of people just creepy?