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December 2009


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ThinSight: A Thin Form-Factor Interactive Surface Technology

ThinSight: A Thin Form-Factor Interactive Surface Technology

ThinSight is a thin form-factor interactive surface technology based on optical sensors embedded inside a regular LCD. These augment the display with the ability to sense a…


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Technical Perspective: Design Tools for the Rest of Us

There are many who believe we are on the verge of the biggest change in the way products are made since the Industrial Revolution. This is a revolution where individuals will…


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Technical Perspective: A Graphical Sense of Touch

One of the major innovations in computing was the invention of the graphical user interface at MIT, SRI, and Xerox PARC. The combination of computer graphics hardware with a…


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Designing Plush Toys With a Computer

Designing Plush Toys With a Computer

We introduce Plushie, an interactive system that allows nonprofessional users to design their own original plush toys. We successfully demonstrated that nonprofessional users could design plush toys or balloon easily using Plushie…