Material Design Workshop

Skin applies Projected Augmented Reality to effectively and rapidly explore the first ideas for new products. Material Design Workshop is a workshop format developed around the Skin design tool.

Material Design Workshops makes use of the existing materials designer’s have. Their collection of digitial materials and collections of material samples and example products. The tool Skin supports mapping materials onto product prototypes to make the interactions between shape and materials experiential.

Material Design Workshop consists of three steps. Prior to the workshop, materials are collected in the collecting step. In the generating step new ideas are generated. In the review step, an interactive wall display lets participants group their concepts.

Tracking and locating objects is important in many situations. TagRadar provides an approach to locate items with RF and a single radio that does not require a prepared space with beacons or similar technology.


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