February 15, 2011
With “productivity software” we refer in general to: “word processors, spreadsheets, database management systems, PIMs, schedulers and other software packages that are designed for individual use” – from an online dictionary. In the past month, several games are introduced on the Android platform using the Unreal engine. Allowing full fledged (and quite gorgeous) 3D on […]
September 25, 2010
The Archos 7 Android tablet, about 140 to 150 euro in the store Going serial Up until now I thought serial connections were going to be – at least – challenge on the Android platform. Android does – by default – not support much USB connectivity (as one of many examples). Using some hacks you […]
July 18, 2010
Investigating the possibilities of both the Android phones and the Android Tablet PC's, I have started to look into: 1. Connecting USB devices to the Droid 2. Connecting an external display to the Droid
February 16, 2010
The most natural way to paper prototype is on paper. The directness of eye-hand-pen to conceptual sketch is still much greater than working with a mouse in environments like Visio. These conceptual sketches show the step by step process of building a database driven application - using a pen-tablet and software that helps you translating the drawings into semantic ojects - in three phases: 1. Defining the objects and relationships between the objects 2. Defining the entity relationship model / database model 3. Defining the front end application
February 15, 2010
This blog post is the third in a series of three. It shows the conceptual sketches towards a different concept of pen/touch tablets, crossing the border between tablets and netbooks and merging them into one device. The conceptual sketches in this post are made with the Dane-Elec zPen during my one hour and forty minutes flight from Schiphol Airpoirt (the Netherlands) to Pisa. It contains the musings I made thinking about the next stages of pen-tablets.
February 14, 2010
Aiptect myNote The first thought that led to this post was: "how would I improve a tool like the Wacom Tablet if I had the chance?" Going into more detail as I went through the different stages of sketching and shallow research (of which the images above are a summary) I started to merge the different elements into a "what if" and "why not?" solution. Below you will find a break down of that process, on hind sight.
February 14, 2010
The Livescribe In the past weeks I went through different design phases, thinking about possible new directions pen tablets could go. In this post I will look at display techniques, pen-tablets, tablet-PC's and use cases for pen-input, describing the different aspects of each element.