Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Extreme Sheep LED Art

Poor sheep!

When money attacks... lights and sheep.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Touch Computing... At banks?

Jason McConnell took me through the "Woodgrove Financial" demo for financial services on Micrososft Surface. This engaging sample application is available for customers who have purchased Microsoft Surface units to better understand how the technology could be used in a retail banking scenario. The scenario shows how Microsoft Surface could be used in a bank lobby for customers to look at account features and sit down with a banker to discuss their financial needs. In this case, personal financial information would not be shown due to privacy concerns in a lobby. However, high level interactive calculators can be used to look at credit cards or investment account payouts.

What do you think of this level of information being provided in a bank? I've also seen deeper dives into financial planning which would be for private sessions with a financial advisor. Do you see this being a good fit for the product?

When money attacks... Banks.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Carville - A Surface Application

Carville was the first Microsoft Surface experiment out of the New York Office of Razorfish. It was created last summer over 4 weeks and had two specific purposes. The first was to build experience designing and building with this new device. The second was to use a dealership scenario as a canvas to express a significantly experimental approach from what we had seen created before with the Surface. This approach was to embrace the game friendly aspects of the mechanism itself (multi-touch, large enough for simultaneous use by more than one person and a table-like presence that encourages “gathering around”) to create an unexpected brand experience in an environment often cited as anxious for most customers in research.

When Money attacks... cars on a Surface