[I posted this originally on my blog, but had nice comments from people on Twitter and feel that w/ that acceptance it is OK to post here as well. It is more important to be here so a real conversation in the community can take place.]
Hi, I'm Studying IxD.
For this summer I'm looking for Internship around the world in
different companies in different field from Google and Microsoft to
small interactive art and media companies. I realized that the role
of interaction designers may differ very widely regarding the focus
of the companies.. form user interface designer to researcher and
finally to interactive artist. I'm really confused about the my own
future..because in order to get to any of these jobs(for future) one
must learn lots of different tools, approaches, methods.( please
correct me if I'm wrong).
Saw a very brief demo of a *reality* browser on TV last week via Brink on the Science Channel (which btw also had an excellent demo by Bill Buxton & the MS Office Labs 2019 vision--posted elsewhere on this forum).
Basically it seems to be mobile browser (served as an app) which in real time mashes-up digital content (information) and physical context---it's called Layar and seems to be live in the Netherlands.
Very, very cool stuff was curious to know if there were any thoughts or if anyone has had first hand experience with something like this.
I'm a huge sci-fi dork, I'm sure I'm not alone in that here. One of the reasons I enjoy sci-fi is the chance to reevaluate the devices and computer systems thought-up by the great writers and film-makers of the past. It is interesting just how bad many of these interfaces are.
This discussion can be two-fold: What devices and interfaces do you find memorable from sci-fi you've read/seen?