putting people first

by experientia
by experientia
17 February 2006

Philips releases Entertaible, a new social gaming platform

Be the first to share
putting people first
by experientia

Entertaible
Philips unveils the Entertaible – a 21st century tabletop gaming platform that marries the best of electronic and traditional board games in a natural and simple way. Sitting comfortably around the game table, people can enjoy both the shared experience of playing together and the excitement of being able to directly interact with an electronic game.

Entertaible comprises a 30-inch horizontal LCD and an innovative multi-touch sensor design that can detect several pawns and fingers simultaneously. This allows players to intuitively interact with the virtual world as if – by magic – it were actually real, opening up a new class of electronic games which combines the features of computer gaming, such as dynamic playing fields and gaming levels, with the social interaction and tangible playing pieces, such as pawns and dies, of traditional board games.

Initially aimed at the out-of-home game market such as restaurants, bars, and casinos, Entertaible has the potential to evolve into a gaming platform for the consumer market.

videohigh-res photospress releasearticle (pdf, 145 kb)

Also in the latest issue of Password, the quarterly magazine of Philips Research (download as pdf, 2.5 mb, 27 pages), an interesting article about an open media center platform for the digital home.

Be the first to share
Related Article
7 November 2014
Technology-enabled navigation and mobility for people with sight loss
Getting around cities is a nerve-wracking experience for too many people, especially those living with sight loss. Too often it feels like public spaces and services – from parks to transport systems – are designed …
Related Article
30 October 2014
Graphic novel explains our role in the world of Big Data
Big Data powers the modern world. What do we gain from Big Data? What do we lose? Al Jazeera America examines the role of technology and the implications of sharing personal information in the network’s …
Related Article
9 October 2014
New ebook details Seoul’s Sharing City project
With its official, city-wide commitment to the sharing economy, Seoul's metropolitan government has emerged as a leader in the global sharing movement. Recently, Creative Commons Korea released an ebook detailing many of the Sharing City, …
Related Article
8 September 2014
11 reasons computers can’t understand or solve our problems without human judgement
It is true that our ability to collect, analyse and interpret data about the world has advanced to an astonishing degree in recent years, writes Rick Robinson, Executive Architect at IBM specialising in emerging technologies …
Related Article
12 March 2014
A UX view of the future of mobile networks and systems
The latest post of the User Experience Lab at Ericsson Research presents a UX view of the future of mobile networks and systems. "The “Remote Control over Mobile Networks” concept is one of several concepts that …
Related Article
10 March 2014
Observing the technologists
Nick Seaver, a PhD candidate in sociocultural anthropology at UC Irvine, makes the case for the importance of “studying up“: doing ethnographies not only of disempowered groups, but of groups who wield power in society, …
Related Article
6 March 2014
How collaborating with patients improves hospital care
The Guardian reports on how a new UK project where patients and NHS staff work together to improve services shows that even small changes can have a big impact on the quality of care. The project, …
Related Article
5 March 2014
De l’importance de l’ethnographie appliquée aux technologies
For once a post in French! Hubert Guillaud of InternetActu describes some examples - mostly from the recent EPIC conference - of the great contribution of ethnography in focusing our gaze on real life practices, in …

We are an international experience design consultancy helping companies and organisations to innovate their products, services and processes by putting people and their experiences first.

21 December 2014
Experientia’s Twitter feed live

Experientia has now its own Twitter feed. Four months of Putting People First posts and other links have already been uploaded. If you followed Experientia on Twitter through the feed of its CEO, Mark Vanderbeeken, make sure to now also follow the company (but don’t unfollow Mark, who will keep on tweeting away). And while […]

19 December 2014
Putting People First blog redesigned

Experientia’s Putting People First blog has been redesigned. It is now entirely responsive, allows for easier browsing, searching, and filtering, and features larger images on the posts. The entire history of posts remains accessible as before. We are still tweaking things and welcome any feedback.

27 November 2014
Why the world needs anthropologists – an update

Why the world needs anthropologists – Coming out of the ivory tower Location: Padua, Italy, Centro Culturale Altinate/San Gaetano Date and time: Friday, 5 December 2014, 13:00 – 18:00 Padua, Italy, 5 December 2014 – The second edition of the international symposium of applied anthropologists attempts to erase the boundary between ‘pure’ and ‘applied’ anthropology, […]

30 October 2014
The BancoSmart ATM by Experientia for UniCredit selected for ADI Design Index

Last year Experientia designed the interface of an ATM of UniCredit, a major Italian bank. The interface is now rolled out across the bank’s ATMs in Italy, to great satisfaction of the bank and the customers alike, since interaction speed is much faster and error rates went down dramatically. Last year UniCredit and Experientia also […]

29 October 2014
Experientia at EPIC: UX transforming a financial institution

In September 2014 Experientia gave a presentation on working as UX professionals with financial institutions at the EPIC conference in New York. The paper is now available on the EPIC site in HTML and PDF versions (free registration req’d). Abstract Application of a user-centered approach rooted in ethnographic methodologies facilitates a major European bank’s transition […]

25 October 2014
Experientia president to speak at User Friendly 2014 in China

Experientia president Michele Visciola is one of the keynote speakers at User Friendly 2014, the annual user experience conference of UXPA China, to be held in Wuxi, China, 13 to 16 November. The theme of the 11th conference is the “new era of the experience economy,” thus underlining the importance of transferring UX concepts and […]

See all articles