what made a difference
By carefully integrating the sensors into a raised handle feature, the Speck Design team created a visually compact and unified design solution with great usability and ergonomics. According to Johnny Chung Lee, Project Lead at ATAP, “we are physical beings that live in a 3D world, yet mobile devices today assume that the physical world ends at the boundaries of the screen.” With TDK, this will no longer be the case. The way in which the user research was structured, emphasizing actual use case scenarios, and capturing emotional responses when tasks were or were not achieved was crucial to project success. The Project Tango Tablet Development Kit signifies a new way to marry tablet technology with computer vision. The camera on the device can capture the world not just through video and photos, but also through size, distance, and temporal and spatial relationships, opening the door to a new form of visual experience.