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JotWatch

JotWatch

Sajid Sadi and Doug Fritz in collaboration with Eben Kunz and Melody Kuna

JotWatch is a device designed with the singular purpose of easing quick note taking on the go.

SpendTrend

SpendTrend

Sajid Sadi

A mental prosthesis that helps you keep to your financial goals and understand your actions.

Compact Contract

Compact Contract

Sajid Sadi and Marcelo Coelho

In short, commitments made easier. We all make promises to ourselves: lose 10 pounds, save more, exercise more. And yet, it is far too easy to make such promises and then find a thousand excuses to break them. Drawing on the fact that we are much less likely to make a social promise and then break it, Compact Contract is a tool for making small “contracts” with our friends and family.

ReflectOns

ReflectOns

Sajid Sadi

ReflectOns are mental prostheses that help people think about their actions and change their behavior based on subtle, ambient nudges delivered at the moment of action. As the world becomes more rich in media, there has been a proliferation of methods via which outside entities can affect our actions and decision-making. This work attempts to harness these techniques and combine them with experimental work in smart materials and ambient interfaces to allow people to benefit from the rich, interactive environment that surrounds us today.

Blossom

Blossom

Sajid Sadi

Blossom is a multiperson awareness system that connects distant friends and family, but reacts to the existing communication means by focusing on background awareness rather than direct communication, and on implicit asynchrony that breaks down notions of reply timeframes implicit in current communication technologies.

Transitive Materials

Transitive Materials

Sajid Sadi and Marcelo Coelho, with Pattie Maes, Joanna Berzowska, Leah Buechley, Neri Oxman, Ivan Poupyrev, Roel Vertegaal

Transitive Materials is an umbrella project encompassing novel materials, fabrication technologies, and traditional craft techniques which can operate in unison to create objects and spaces that realize truly omnipresent interactivity. We are developing interactive textiles, ubiquitous displays, and responsive spaces that seamlessly couple input, output, processing, communication, and power distribution, while preserving the uniqueness and emotional value of physical materials and traditional craft.

Digikey Enhancements

Digikey Enhancements

Digikey Enhancements are a set of enhancements made to digikey.com that makes shopping there a bit more pleasurable. It’s packaged as a Greasemonkey, a Firefox plug-in that allows the user to execute arbitrary Javascript in the context of a web page or

subTextile

subTextile

Sajid Sadi

subTextile is a toolkit for behavioral textiles: the intersection of on-body computation and electronic textiles focusing on the interactive capability of electronic textiles. It provides a powerful visual programming language and hardware platform specifically designed to create complete behavioral textile systems.

Interactive Bus Stop

Interactive Bus Stop

Sajid Sadi, David Bouchard, Orkan Telhan, the Mobile Experience Lab, and RATP Paris

Interactive street furniture that grows into an urban garden of social, contextual information.

ReachMedia

ReachMedia

Assaf Feldman and Sajid Sadi

On-the-move interaction with everyday object.

Spotlight

Spotlight

Orit Zuckerman and Sajid Sadi

Spotlight is about an artist’s ability to create a new meaning using the combination of interactive portraits and diptych or polyptych layouts. The mere placement of two or more portraits near each other is a known technique to create a new meaning in the viewer’s mind. Spotlight takes this concept into the interactive domain, creating interactive portraits that are aware of each other’s state and gesture.

Sparks

Sparks

Sajid Sadi with Aaron Tang, Vincent LeClerc, Andrea Chew

Light has long been a metaphor for guidance, and has literally provided guidance via lighthouses and beacons for centuries. It is thus a natural choice for creating an ambient interface designed to guide people. Sparks uses light to facilitate salient conversations by linking strangers with similar interests together in scenarios where the participants likely have many common interests, but little knowledge of those shared interest.

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IE, ExternalInterface, and the hybrid DOM objects and __flash__addCallback

For most browsers (read, non-IE) the DOM objects are pure javascript objects. You can clobber them all you want. Your page may act strange, but that’s your call. However, in IE these DOM elements are actually partially-exposed native objects that try valiantly to pretend like

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