Interaction Design Studio
Evolution = History + Future
What is MEMEX?
A (future) device for individual use, which is a sort of mechanized private file and library.
It is a device in which an individual stores all his books, records, and communications, and which is mechanized so that it may be consulted for information with exceeding speed and flexibility. It is an enlarged intimate supplement to his memory.
Exploit the existing data
Stand on the giant's shoulder to provide a further look
Connect the dots & chains
Create a knowledge web to invite more insights
Create personal library
Build systemic thinking to dig deeper
Feedback helps understand understanding
Apply new technology
Imagination makes impossible possible
What does MEMEX look like in the future?
for scholars to share their trail of thought
in virtual environment
Interface inspiration The Minority Report + Iron Man + Monsters Inc.
Applied technology Virtual Reality + Gesture.
Scenario I - Build a trail
The scholar save his work as a pamphlet
The scholar starts to edit the collected information
He selects a piece of data from another file and insert it into the desired location
Scenario II - User I share his pamphlet to user II
User II saved this new file and start to discuss with User I
User II opens/expands the pamphlet
User II builds another trail upon on the user I file
Scenario III - Trim the pamphlet
Publication has been extended far beyond
our present ability to make real use
of the record
Vannevar Bush, As you may think
Use nothing but your hand,
immediately edit data in a layered,
multiple simultaneous views, and 3D environment.