Anaid’s ITP blog


in collaboaration with David Overholt

Pinning a poster creates magic: an information system that requires no learning curve and does not frustrate or annoy the user. It does one simple thing very well, display information about a particular image when it is “pinned”.

Pinformation is a simple interactive board based on providing a structure for displaying information between the real world and digital information (physical to virtual spaces). Simply put, the board is an inexpensive, easy-to-use, and straightforward alternative to more cumbersome interactive boards (such as touch screen LCD panels, interactive whiteboards, etc). It has no learning curve, is easily portable, less breakable, and requires no special parts. At this time we’re displaying butterflies and their scientific information, but the information it interacts with can easily be customized depending on your need. We’re currently working on technology to make it even more portable at a higher resolution, but even in its current form it’s an interactive board that teachers, businesses, museums, etc. can easily have available for around $250.

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