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Jul 28, 2016

Natural Computing, Intuitive Interface

In June of 2007 when the very first iPhone was released a change began for not only Apple customers, but also everyone who uses computers, phones, or any type of electronic device. Touch interfaces became mainstream. The iPhone was far from being the first touch interface—the technology has existed since the 1970s—but with the launch of the iPhone, then Android phones, then iPads and tablets, touch interfaces became a natural way for us to control our devices. Now it’s time for our computers to catch up. The Desktop Gap For all of the advantages of touch interfaces, they still don’t work very well for fine movements needed in crafting spreadsheets More…

Helium , touchscreen , Interactive , touch display

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Jul 21, 2016

If you like Pokémon Go, you should try PlanarView

Pokémon Go, the widely popular app that has been all over the news, is not only taking fame for its nostalgic connection to the beloved 1990s children’s game, but also for its modern use of augmented reality. Similarly, Planar, a Leyard company began playing with augmented reality last year with the release of the PlanarView™ Visualization App, a tool that transforms the way people envision and plan their commercial display environments. With PlanarView, customers can interact with Planar and Leyard displays in a similar way that gamers are interacting with their favorite Pokémon characters. Visualize the real world differently. PlanarView enables More…

PlanarView , Augmented Reality , digital signage

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Jul 14, 2016

The Contradiction of Creativity

There was a recent article in Advertising Age sponsored by USA Today that asked advertising executives what “Creativity” meant to them. Responses ran the gamut. Below are some examples: “Creativity is surprise and delight”“Creativity is taking existing things and recombining them in ways that are completely new and fresh.”“True creative is original, which is a very high standard.”“To me, creativity is something that sparks the imagination [about a brand] in an ingenious way.”“Creativity is leaving an old belief behind.” My sister, who is an artist, is fond of saying “creativity is messy.” And I think that gets to the heart of the mythology of More…

creativity , Success , Expertise

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Jul 08, 2016

The 4K Content Chicken and Egg

Which came first, the chicken or the egg? What started out as a meditative aid for Zen Buddhists has become so familiar a question that it’s cliché. If it were created in modern times the question might be: which comes first, content or hardware? Without the content there’s nothing to play on the hardware and without the hardware there’s no reason for the content. More than 4K The move from 1080p (HD) displays to 4K (UHD) displays is similar to the move from SD to HD in that content is lagging behind the hardware. Video creators are slowly adopting the 4K standard as cameras and displays improve. But the biggest difference in the move from HD to 4K More…

4K , 4K displays , Planar UltraRes , Planar MediaPlex Plus