Dynamap Manhattan

Dynamap Manhattan is a product from NYC based Urban Mapping . It’s a three layered map that includes neighborhoods, streets and subways. Depending on the angle you view it from you can see one or more of these layers. Having one map that eases your transition above and below ground is a valuable asset to anyone visiting NYC (not to mention the loads of directionally …

ZipDecode

Ben Fry is a doctoral candidate at the MIT Media Lab. His research focuses on methods of visualizing large amounts of data from dynamic information sources. ZipDecode is a very simple visualization of how US zip codes are mapped. Every zip code is represented by a dot; as you press the number keys that correspond to a zip code, the dots from that area are …

Twister

Finally… something kinda out there and interesting. I don’t know if it will ever work, but Sony’s Interaction Lab has come up with a pretty cool concept for eliminating buttons and avoiding the easy blunders of an exposed touch screen. In the Gummi, the team has combined a standard, rigid LCD with sensors and a touch pad all mounted in a flexible acrylic plastic block. …