How do you change perception of a billion dollar company? Not with advertising but by changing the very interface that made them less than popular in the first place. By changing their product.
This is the first work that R/GA London has done for one of its newest clients, Getty Images.
Intel partnered with Adidas to show off what the wall might look like, and the results are pretty sweet. Designed by U.K. shop Start Creative, the wall renders products in 3-D, and allows a shopper to spin and zoom in on the shoes, and call up specs from a touch-screen display. Particularly hot models, like the company’s F50 soccer shoe, have accompanying video and relevant information (like the fact that F50-clad feet scored 44 goals in last year’s World Cup).
Via Fast Company
Stickybits, claims to be “a fun and social way to attach digital content to real world objects” which sounds very interesting. Imagine the possibilities for on-pack promotions – buy a can of Coke, scan the barcode, and a whole range of digital/exclusive content (photos, videos, music etc) is automatically delivered direct to your mobile phone. Scan a cereal box barcode and get recipes, attach a video to a birthday card (Stickybits also allow you to print your own unique barcodes for personal use). It all sounds great, but there’s a massive barrier, the consumer needs to download the app in order to get the content. Will apps like this ever replace the simple mechanic of a text message?
MIT researcher Pattie Maes demonstrated a new gadget earlier this week at a technology conference in South California. It is called Wear Ur World (WUW), or 6th Sense and allows you to access information as though you always have a PC in front of you, but controlled by hand gestures.
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