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Touch ‘n’ Know The Time

Have you ever woken up wondering how much more time you can sleep? I usually do, but every time I wake up, I was wondering if there’s a way to know how soon the alarm goes off without even looking at the clock.

touch 'n' know the time

Reach the clock to find the triangles. If they’re far apart, you have lots of time left to sleep, but if they’re close, you’ll have to get out of the bed pretty soon.
I know there must be lots of people who don’t need this though :).

touch 'n' know the time

touch 'n' know the time

touch 'n' know the time

(weirdly inspired by the way the aliens’ bomb count-down in the movie “Independence Day”)

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Future of Mobile Search: Virtual Shopping #1

future mobile search

future mobile search

I’m pretty sure companies like Ikea would quickly start to use this device this way if it became really available.

Also visit the later series of this gadget.


Part1:”Future of Internet Search: Mobile version”


Part2:”Future of Mobile Internet Search: Applications”

future search mobile #3-2
Part3:”Look at What You Don’t See Through Glass”

future mobile search for diet
Part4:”Future of Mobile Search for Diet”

future mobile search
Part5:”Future of Mobile Search- Search Beyond Time”

future of mobile search6
Part6:”Future of Mobile Search- Power of Visualization”

Speech balloons for hearing-impaired
Part8:”Speech Balloons for the Hearing-Impaired”


iPhone with Looking Glass
See also the iPhone version of this concept.

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Future of Mobile Search- Search Beyond Time

This is the fifth post about this gadget.

future mobile search
Getting data of a weather forecast, maybe this might be possible.

future mobile search
When you wonder what the scene you’re looking at was like in the past, you can see it.

future mobile search
This might be off-topic, but it would be nice if it could work in sync with Google Maps like this.

Also visit other posts of this gadget.


Part1:”Future of Internet Search: Mobile version”


Part2:”Future of Mobile Internet Search: Applications”

future search mobile #3-2
Part3:”Look at What You Don’t See Through Glass”

future mobile search for diet
Part4:”Future of Mobile Search for Diet”

future of mobile search6
Part6:”Future of Mobile Search- Power of Visualization”

future mobile search
Part7:”Future of Mobile Search: Virtual Shopping #1″

Speech balloons for hearing-impaired
Part8:”Speech Balloons for the Hearing-Impaired”


iPhone with Looking Glass
See also the iPhone version of this concept.

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Future of Mobile Search for Diet

future mobile search for diet

future mobile search for diet

Mainly because I don’t usually care about nutrition when I eat, this kind of function would be helpful for people like me.

Also visit other posts of this gadget.


Part1:”Future of Internet Search: Mobile version”


Part2:”Future of Mobile Internet Search: Applications”

future search mobile #3-2
Part3:”Look at What You Don’t See Through Glass”

future mobile search
Part5:”Future of Mobile Search- Search Beyond Time”

future of mobile search6
Part6:”Future of Mobile Search- Power of Visualization”

future mobile search
Part7:”Future of Mobile Search: Virtual Shopping #1″

Speech balloons for hearing-impaired
Part8:”Speech Balloons for the Hearing-Impaired”


iPhone with Looking Glass
See also the iPhone version of this concept.

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Look at What You Don’t See Through Glass

Here are some more examples of how you might be able to use the device I introduced before.
(“Future of Internet Search: Mobile version” and “Future of Mobile Internet Search: Applications“.)

future search mobile #3-1

future search mobile #3-2

You can even see flowers that are not actually blooming.

There are a lot more ideas drawn in my Moleskine, so I’ll introduce them later.

Also visit other posts of this gadget.


Part1:”Future of Internet Search: Mobile version”


Part2:”Future of Mobile Internet Search: Applications”

future mobile search for diet
Part4:”Future of Mobile Search for Diet”

future mobile search
Part5:”Future of Mobile Search- Search Beyond Time”

future of mobile search6
Part6:”Future of Mobile Search- Power of Visualization”

future mobile search
Part7:”Future of Mobile Search: Virtual Shopping #1″

Speech balloons for hearing-impaired
Part8:”Speech Balloons for the Hearing-Impaired”


iPhone with Looking Glass
See also the iPhone version of this concept.

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Future of Mobile Internet Search: Applications

I think the following ideas should enhance the functionality of the device I introduced. Many applications like these will be developed that have never been possible.

Applications

Indoor guide
Works in a building, airport, station, hospital, etc.

Applications

Automatic simultaneous translation

Applications

Search keyword
Helpful when you want to find out a word from a lot of text

Also visit other posts of this gadget.


Part1:”Future of Internet Search: Mobile version”

future search mobile #3-2
Part3:”Look at What You Don’t See Through Glass”

future mobile search for diet
Part4:”Future of Mobile Search for Diet”

future mobile search
Part5:”Future of Mobile Search- Search Beyond Time”

future of mobile search6
Part6:”Future of Mobile Search- Power of Visualization”

future mobile search
Part7:”Future of Mobile Search: Virtual Shopping #1″


iPhone with Looking Glass
See also the iPhone version of this concept.

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Future of Internet Search: Mobile version

Mobile version

(Followed by a previous post “Future of Internet Search“)
This is what I wish the internet search will be able to do with a mobile device in the NEAR future. Touch screen, built in camera, scanner, WiFi, google map (hopefully google earth), google search, image search… all in one device. Like this way, when you can see a building through it, it gives you the image search result right on the spot.

Mobile version

Choose a building and touch a floor and it tells you more details of the building.
Well, it doesn’t have to be a building, but it can be any object you see. You can use it when you want to know a car model, an insect name, what kind of food is served at a restaurant and how much, who built a bridge, etc. etc. But as a designer myself, I hope it’s able to tell me a name of a font of the type I see, the size, color (in RGB), and so on.

Mobile version

It’s got a scanner built in, so you can use it this way when you want to check the meaning of a word in the newspaper, book, magazine, etc.

Mobile version 

It would be much easier to read a real book. You can use the dictionary, wikipedia, thesaurus and anything else available on the web. What do you think?

red dot design concept award 2009 winner
I won the red dot design concept award for this.

Also visit the later series of this gadget.

Part2:”Future of Mobile Internet Search: Applications”

future search mobile #3-2
Part3:”Look at What You Don’t See Through Glass”

future mobile search for diet
Part4:”Future of Mobile Search for Diet”

future mobile search
Part5:”Future of Mobile Search- Search Beyond Time”

future of mobile search6
Part6:”Future of Mobile Search- Power of Visualization”

future mobile search
Part7:”Future of Mobile Search: Virtual Shopping #1″

Speech balloons for hearing-impaired
Part8:”Speech Balloons for the Hearing-Impaired”


iPhone with Looking Glass
See also the iPhone version of this concept.

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