Ambient Devices

Ambient devices are a new genre of consumer electronics characterized by their ability to be perceived at-a-glance (also called "glanceable"). Ambient devices utilize pre-attentive processing to display information: the ability for the brain to perceive information without any apparent cognitive load.[citation needed]The New York Times Magazine announced ambient devices as one of the Ideas of the Year in 2002 on the heels of a start-up company, Ambient Devices, releasing their first product Ambient Orb, a frosted-glass ball lamp which maps information to a linear color spectrum and displays the trend in the data.
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  • Q&A: Andy Budd on the current state of UX design

    … technology to the background, than wearing it on my face. As such, I'm probably more excited about connected homes, ambient devices and the Internet of Things, all of which have been gestating for 20 plus years, but which are finally coming to the fore thanks to services like Kickstarter. For more UX insight, Andy Budd will be speaking at our…

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