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Selected news about graphic design, photography, film studies and media & interaction design for CV students at ECAL (Lausanne, Switzerland)
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Bouquet – Synaesthetic olfactory device to perceive colour through fragrance

Bouquet – Synaesthetic olfactory device to perceive colour through fragrance | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Created by the ECAL’s Bachelor Media & Interaction Design students, and led by Niklas Roy, Bouquet is a synaesthetic olfactory device which allows the user to perceive color through fragrances. The device detects the color it presented and delivers a corresponding mix of fragrances through the nozzle. Bouquet acts as an extension of the user’s olfactory senses in order to deliver a different sort of augmented reality.

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How Björk's Mask Was 3D-Printed from Her Own Face 

How Björk's Mask Was 3D-Printed from Her Own Face  | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

It may be what’s inside that counts, but a new collaboration between MIT’s Mediated Matter Group, and a 3D printing company brings Björk’s insides to the outside.

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Rhizome | ArtBase

Rhizome | ArtBase | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Rhizome is dedicated to the creation, presentation, preservation, and critique of emerging artistic practices that engage technology.

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MIT vs. IDEO: Opposing Approaches Design the Internet of Things

MIT vs. IDEO: Opposing Approaches Design the Internet of Things | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Designing for the Internet of Things (IoT) may seem like it is technology driven, but there is another approach worth consideration. Keep humanity at the heart of IoT design.

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Meccano & Arduino Workshop: Connected Object Design

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A look back on the joint Master’s conference in Product Design and Interaction Design. The topic: new household objects in day-to-day action.
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An App That Turns Any Surface Into An iPhone Keyboard

An App That Turns Any Surface Into An iPhone Keyboard | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it
We have virtual keyboards, clip-on keyboards, magnetic keyboards and even laser keyboards. But what if your keyboard wasn’t a keyboard at all?Florian Kräutli has developed an ingeniously simple alternative called the Vibrative Virtual Keyboard.
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George Philip Wright's Vochlea tool turns voice into instrument

George Philip Wright's Vochlea tool turns voice into instrument | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

This prototype tool by Royal College of Art graduate George Philip Wright can transform users' voices into drums, guitars and other musical instrument.

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ECAL Interaction Design students' innovative Beijing documentation

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After a holiday I usually struggle into the arrivals lounge with carrier bags brimming with tat, a couple of sandy disposable cameras, an empty wallet and an Instagram account groaning under the weight of all the gratuitous exotic photographs I’ve inflicted on my friends. I don’t often spend my time coming up with innovative alternative ways to log my trip. Which is the difference between me and the BA Media and Interaction Design students at ECAL, or the École Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne in Switzerland.

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OccultUs by Simon de Diesbach – Designing for alternate reality

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Created by Simon de Diesbach at ECAL with the support from Alain Bellet, Gael Hugo, and Christophe Guignard, OccultUs is an installation that exploits the potential of the Oculus technology by immersing the user in a sensory experience that mixes two distinct realities and simulated.

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FireWriter - ECAL/Lucien Langton

Free Studio Project 2012 by ECAL/Lucien Langton Bachelor Media & Interaction Design ECAL/University of art and design Lausanne Tutors: Alain Bellet, Gael Hugo.

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Thoughts on Interaction Design, Second Edition

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Some books about design focus on web sites or specific products. Some texts explore the aesthetic and emotional value provided by various elements of design. However, there are few texts that explore the semantic connections that live between technology, form and people—"interactions."

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