Unsupported browser

You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.

Sign up for
an Award

Participate with your entry in one of our professional or student awards.

Sign up for an award

Sign up for
a Profile

Create your own profile and publish it in the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE.

Sign up for a profile

Learn more:

Publish your
Public Value Project

Present your public value project in the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE (for free).

Publish your project

Levitated Interface / Tangible Computer Interface

Levitated Interface

iF concept design award

Levitated Interface
Levitated Interface
Levitated Interface

iF concept design award

Imagine a physical object that can float and move freely in the air, unconstrained by gravity. ZeroN is a new interaction element that can be levitated and moved freely by computer in the mid-air space to represent 3D information. Users are invited to place and move the ZeroN just as they can place objects on surfaces. They can place the sun above physical models to cast digital shadows, place a planet that will start revolving based on programmed conditions, or play 3D tangible pong. To realize such a space of zero-gravity, we developed a magnetic and mechanical control system and an optical tracking system.

<p> <b id="internal-source-marker_0.5681737379636616" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; text-indent: 17px; font-weight: normal;"><span style="background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">We are happy to receive the IF concept design award. We would like to take this as a big &nbsp;encouragement to keep creating new values and drive innovations. Many thanks go to our advisor Professor Hiroshi Ishii.</span></b></p>
Winner Statement
University

MIT Media Lab

MIT Media Lab
Cambridge, United States

GO TO PROFILE
Design Agency

MIT Media Lab

MIT Media Lab
Cambridge, United States

Jinha Lee Rehmi Post

GO TO PROFILE