22 January 2009

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BUG+IDEO
IDEO just announced a quick open user interface exploration project with Bug Labs, that will run for a little over a week on a new public blog BUG+IDEO.

An open project between BugLabs and IDEO, this deep-dive exploration of the BUGbase UI is focused on re-envisioning the BUGbase interface with an eye toward integrating new display and input technologies.

The outcome of these explorations will feel less like a finished product and more like a concept car. And like any successful concept car, we hope these provocations will not only help us gauge users’ interests, but will spur constructive discourse and inform future design, engineering, and business decisions.

BugLabs’ commitment to openness presents a unique and exciting opportunity for us to be as inclusive about the design process as possible. For this quick two week collaboration, we will be conceptualizing new interface paradigms, designing new tangible user interface directions, and creating the associated industrial design/housing-modification solutions.

We will be sharing as much as possible over the next week and a half and welcome your comments, thoughts, and feedback. Start typing!

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