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Future Technologies: Designing with vision: Track 1

Everything we wear, every product we use, every building we see is a design defined by a certain shape. The Design with Vision project illustrates how eye tracking technology can be combined with shape generation software to create a radically new type of computer aided design. As you sketch ideas for product shape the system detects what you are looking at and offers you a range of on-screen alternative shapes. This is computing that works with your own creativity rather than replacing it – this research, a collaboration between the OU and the University of Leeds is aimed at stimulating and generating ideas for designers, the result could have a global effect on the industries of the future.

By: The iTunes U team (Programme and web teams)

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Track 1: Future Design Tools

This video reveals research into some of the very latest design tools. It shows how eye tracking technology can be combined with shape generation software to create a radically new type of computer aided design. The Designing with Vision system is like having a design colleague sit next to you at your computer screen. As you sketch ideas for product shape the system detects what you are looking at and offers you a range of on-screen alternative shapes.


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Tracks in this podcast:

Track   Title Description
1 Future Design Tools    This video reveals research into some of the very latest design tools. It shows how eye tracking technology can be combined with shape generation software to create a radically new type of computer aided design. The Designing with Vision system is like having a design colleague sit next to you at your computer screen. As you sketch ideas for product shape the system detects what you are looking at and offers you a range of on-screen alternative shapes. Play now Future Design Tools