Look Ma, no buttons

15 Jan 2005 - 2:46pm
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Listera
2004

For people who think the iPod wheel is a carpal torture test and iPod
shuffle a minimalist nightmare:

<http://www.petracolor.de/mouse/mouse.html>

Ziya
Nullius in Verba

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15 Jan 2005 - 4:07pm
Dave Malouf
2005

I know "less is more", but is it ever "less is not enough"?
-- dave

> For people who think the iPod wheel is a carpal torture test and iPod
> shuffle a minimalist nightmare:
>
> <http://www.petracolor.de/mouse/mouse.html>

15 Jan 2005 - 5:23pm
Dan Zlotnikov
2004

Never before has dropping an object produced such spectacular results.

Dan

On Sat, 15 Jan 2005 14:46:25 -0500, Listera <listera at rcn.com> wrote:
> [Please voluntarily trim replies to include only relevant quoted material.]
>
> For people who think the iPod wheel is a carpal torture test and iPod
> shuffle a minimalist nightmare:
>
> <http://www.petracolor.de/mouse/mouse.html>
>
> Ziya
> Nullius in Verba

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17 Jan 2005 - 12:12pm
Robert Reimann
2003

"Things should be as simple as possible, but no simpler." - A. Einstein.

Robert.

I know "less is more", but is it ever "less is not enough"?
-- dave

> For people who think the iPod wheel is a carpal torture test and iPod
> shuffle a minimalist nightmare:
>
> <http://www.petracolor.de/mouse/mouse.html>

17 Jan 2005 - 12:16pm
Mitja Kostomaj
2004

I don't think its about "less is more" its more about being creative,
finding "coordinate system" and change certain parameters. In this
case augmenting function of certain buttons into the artefact itself.

Best Mitja

RR> "Things should be as simple as possible, but no simpler." - A. Einstein.

RR> Robert.

RR> I know "less is more", but is it ever "less is not enough"?
RR> -- dave

17 Jan 2005 - 2:53pm
Alain D. M. G. ...
2003

--- Mitja Kostomaj <mitja at kostomaj.net> a écrit :

> I don't think its about "less is more" its more about being creative,
> finding "coordinate system" and change certain parameters. In this
> case augmenting function of certain buttons into the artefact itself.
>

In this case you should apreciate the attempt of a group at lancaster
university to integrate as many basic interface functions in an
autonomous (and of course button-free) handheld cube. Basically, you
work it (and the computer it controls remotely) by doing combinations
of shaking, twisting and knocking.

"Using an autonomous cube for basic navigation and input"
Kristof Van Laerhoven, Nicolas Villar, Albrecht Schmidt, Gerd
Kortuem, Hans Gellersen

http://immi.inesc.pt/immi04/works/week6/p203-vanlaerhoven.pdf

(there are other copies of the paper elsewhere on the Web)

Alain Vaillancourt

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17 Jan 2005 - 2:54pm
Elizabeth Buie
2004

Alain Vaillancourt writes:

<<Basically, you
work it (and the computer it controls remotely) by doing combinations
of shaking, twisting and knocking.>>

But no stirring.

James Bond would be pleased.

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth Buie
Computer Sciences Corporation
Rockville, Maryland, USA
+1.301.921.3326

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18 Jan 2005 - 4:32am
Mitja Kostomaj
2004

Alain,

Thanks for the link. I appreciate it.

I appreciate the creative process for www.petracolor.de/mouse/mouse.html.
But personally I like buttons. Digital or physical. I think they are OK;
on mouse and on radio, for lights...

Best
Mitja

>> I don't think its about "less is more" its more about being creative,
>> finding "coordinate system" and change certain parameters. In this
>> case augmenting function of certain buttons into the artefact itself.
>>

ADMGV> In this case you should apreciate the attempt of a group at lancaster
ADMGV> university to integrate as many basic interface functions in an
ADMGV> autonomous (and of course button-free) handheld cube. Basically, you
ADMGV> work it (and the computer it controls remotely) by doing combinations
ADMGV> of shaking, twisting and knocking.

18 Jan 2005 - 9:12am
Petteri Hiisilä
2004

Listera wrote:

>For people who think the iPod wheel is a carpal torture test and iPod
>shuffle a minimalist nightmare:
>
>
>
Hmm... You need to dedicate a big table for this one, unless you listen
to one channel only :)

Does it have a "random channel selection" feature? I mean, just shake it
and it will select the next station randomly. Shake just a bit more, and
it will try to find something similar to what you're listening right
now. A nice rattling sound effect would finalize the design?

Best,
Petteri,
From Finland

18 Jan 2005 - 11:22am
Listera
2004

Petteri Hiisilä:

> Does it have a "random channel selection" feature?

It's not designed by Apple, you know.:-)

Ziya
Nullius in Verba

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