Tag Archives: social media

KIING – Ski Tracker


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Overview: Kiing is the first activity tracker designed specifically for skiers. Placed at the front and back of the skis, the system uses GPS, an accelerometer, and other sensors to monitor velocity, turns, and other data which are transmitted via Bluetooth to a wrist-worn device for interpretation. With this information, skiers can not only hone their skills but compete with friends and other skiers via social media sharing!

Designer: Lucas Ortiz Estefanell

TweetingSeat – Twitter Bench


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Overview: Kudos to the British Royalty for recognizing the potential of social media! Gizmodo’s Kat Hannaford reports that invitees have been encouraged to report the event live via Twitter and mobile uploads! This brings me to the project at hand called TweetingSeat, an exploration into the potential for connecting physical and digital communities.

What this means is that the bench is an interactive medium that records the users behavior whist he/she sits on the bench, happily tweeting to their followers. It has two cameras; one camera is located on the bench looking at the surrounding space, and another is located nearby looking at the people who use it. Both these cameras capture the proceedings and stream it live to the twitter page. Big Brother enough for ya?

Designer: Christopher McNicholl