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Presentation Window

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Presenting from a computer on a projector or screen is a rudimentary and ungracefully designed experience. Fullscreen presentations can take over your computer, brick it in a presentation mode that exposes every action and makes it unusable for much else. Quickly looking for a video to share exposes your desktop and makes for a cumbersome dramaturgy. What would be needed is an environment that supports improvisational performances while giving you more control over what and how you share your contents.

Presentation window is like a VJ suite or video mixer for desktop presentations. It is a window on your desktop that serves as a virtual presentation space, whose content is send in full resolution to the connected projector or screen. You can make presentations and other apps run in fullscreen in that window to share it in a familiar way. You can also just drop images and other media files to quickly present them without exposing your file system. You can write text in the window to easily share a link, reference or anything without having to prepare a slide for it. You could set up various sources like software windows, files, or websites to switch between them in the mixer.

14/01/2020
Presentation Tools

Fleximeter

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A tape-measure-like rubber band with proportional marks to easily divide lenghts into equal sections. As a side effect, you can also scale distances up and down by basic factors. Great for working with large sheets of paper, wall mounting, floor marks, in construction projects and the like.

03/10/2019
Measuring

Mouse Tools

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Controlling a computer with several custom mice at the same time, each mouse representing a different tool or activity in the interface and shaped according to its task. Input tools carefully crafted specific to their digital manipulations.

30/09/2019
Desktop Tools

Immitation Agent

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A desktop software assistant that you can train in a smart way to repeat a series of interface actions and cursor movements. Like automation by example. It can repeat trained actions by itself or be made to to work in collaboration with you. Great for repetitive tasks and desktop performances.

In general, desktop automation, even for most simple tasks, lacks far behind the advancements of artificial intelligence in other fields, although it holds most potential for actually improving productivity and expressiveness.

30/09/2019
Desktop Tools

News Timeline

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  Trump  \    /
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  EU   \
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  Brexit /         \
<-------+--+--++----+==>
  ...

A news website layout where events and stories are fundamentally organized in multiple thematic timelines, that split up in subthreads and flow into each other to show contexts, influences and relationships. Current events are represented as always embedded in multiple and intervowen historic developments that can be traced back and explored.

30/09/2019
Information Design

Concept Image Search

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An online image search engine to find evocative, emblematic, and non-cliche images for concepts and metaphors.

30/09/2019
Semantic Search

Ballpark Olympics

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A nerdy event where participants compete in estimating magnitudes as exact as possible in various disciplines — from ruler-free paper size estimation to blind-guessing time intervals.

30/09/2019
Measuring

Bookwurst

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A butcher-meets-stationary concept store where custom book sizes are cut off from endless slabs of perfect-bound (glued) paper books. For custom notebooks, calendars with freely selectable date spans, or the favourite letter section from a lexicon. The freshly cut book slices are wrapped and glued in a cover on the spot. The slabs' edges are printed with meat-like marble patterns, of course.

30/09/2019
Conceptual Bookbinding

Crossbrowse

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Browser hack that mashes up the content and stylesheet from two different websites into one.

28/09/2019
Browser Hacks

Prepared Notebooks

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A series of paper notebooks where the pre-printed grids and guides are derived from the individual notetaking styles of other people. The structures of notes and thoughts by others serve as templates for blank notebooks, as provocations and stimulations for your own thinking style.

28/09/2019
Thinking Formats

Overhead

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A keynote presentation system where prepared digital slides, images, videos and other documents are triggered by physical tokens, like image printouts detected by a camera, barcodes, or RFID tags, for instance. Great for free-form concept discussions, semi-improvised presentation styles and the like.

28/09/2019
Presentation Tools

Pool Slide

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A no-fuzz system for an ad-hoc communal photo slideshow. Images sent to an instant messenger group chat are automatically added to an autoplay slideshow feed. Replies to the images could be displayed as comments and call-outs. Great for parties, birthdays, memorials.

28/09/2019
Presentation Tools
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Updated: 08/06/2020