Ideation for designers and makers is a creative and exciting phase in the product development cycle. However, often times the process can be slow or even stagnant. Biases and lack of knowledge can impede your ability to innovate.
Touch-N-Create aims to assist brainstorming sessions; it is a tool for exploration.
This device implements advanced computer vision to identify objects. It then extracts properties from these objects; this can range from material, shape, and color, to weight, opacity, and elasticity.
The interactive work surface then generates CAD models from these scans. The user can manipulate the 3D model and create new ideas from combining these renderings with the properties extracted from objects or other properties imported from libraries.
Touch-N-Create can be used by designers, makers, schools – by any team and in any place that encourages creative thinking.