Technology-induced Indie-Game Development

Indie-Games, Research
The case of A.IR Back in 2008 Sebastian and Tobias, my friends of, had the idea to develop computer games that could be controlled with the new Nintendo Wii controller Wiimote. In addition to various acceleration sensors, the Wiimote has an infrared receiver that uses signals from the Wii transmitter bar for orientation in three-dimensional space. We wanted to turn the principle around: Use the Wii's well-functioning receiver to control the computer "without a controller": Only with gestures of our hands. First prototypes consisted of self-soldered infrared LED arrays that illuminate the hands. The light reflected back from the fingers was to be detected by the Wiimote and translated into signals for the PC. It turned out that the infrared LEDs were too weak for reliable operation (However, a nice…
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QFD-Workshops during Pandemic

Methods, Research
Or: The need for a magic moment Actually, I wanted to do a post about challenges in public traffic but now we all face a much bigger challenge. The new Corona virus causes enormous effects in daily life as well as in the working area. Of course, there are much more important points then Workshops for digitized products and business models but even here are interesting challenges to find. The Problem I got the opportunity to make a workshop to test my ISO 16355-based Innovation Deployment method with a very interesting start up enterprise in the field of electric cars. But now there is this Covid-19 catastrophe and - thankfully - politics did all these restrictions: At least 1.5 meters distance between people, as much home office as possible, no…
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