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Friday Food - "Multi-touch"

May 28

A natural way to interact

Multi-touch is a new, innovative and more natural way to interact with software applications… just by using all  your fingers at the same time.
TinkerTouch, as an upcoming IBBT spin-off, creates such best user-experience: it is very intuitive, very accessible and fun… simultaneous input by multiple fingers on a screen by one or more simultaneous users.


Friday Food - "platform business models"

Nov 09

The business of mobile communications is undergoing profound change, due to the introduction of various software platforms and internet-like end-to-end architectures. As a result, it is sometimes stated that mobile industry is expected to go through a deep transformation from a closed and vertically integrated innovation system to a so-called multi-sided platform industry.


Friday Food - "The secondary processing of personal data"

Dec 07

In some cases, investigators secondary use specific personal data. More specifically, we are dealing with the “later” processing of personal data for historical, statistical or scientifical purposes. This is the subject of the second chapter of the decree implementing the law of 8 December 1992, which protects the personal sphere of life in accordance with the processing of personal data of 13 February 2001. The decree of implementing foresees a staged agreement in three degrees: anonymous, coded and non-coded personal data.


Friday Food - "The snowflake effect"

May 09

In a nutshell, in the same way that all snowflakes in a snowstorm are unique, each person has her specific characteristics and interests.


Friday Food - "Persona's 2.0"

Apr 18

In Personas s2.0 we are going to present a method that can improve the communication of the users (groups) within an organization. Every user group will be presented by one fictive, on a users-developed based character. As well as the method as these characters are called “Personas”. With Personas, the information is being spread out over the user on a more attractive way than by endless reports. Even every stakeholder is being involved so that no one in the organization is being discriminated. The Personas can be spread out (e.g. posters, PowerPoint).


Friday Food - "Specification for digital video coding"

May 04

The recent H. 264/AVC-standard is being used more often in the world of digital video decoding. One of the reasons is that this standard performs 50% more efficiently than previous specifications for video coding. Furthermore in this presentation we show that the H.264/AVC can function very well in video-unfriendly environments such as wireless and error-sensitive networks.


Friday Food - "video-based new media"

Mar 02

Video-based new media in immersive and community applications. Jos Dumortier will first of all give a short introduction concerning ICRI. Next to this, Frank Van Reeth (EDM) will give an explanation about ‘Video-based new media in immersive and community applications’. Omni-directional video (ODV) can be seen as an extension of the common video, in this sense that in a ODV set-up the spectator has the freedom to look around inside the recorded footage.


Friday Food - "Duo presentation"

May 05

The ‘Live’ Web: Characteristics of online communities in a strong distributed environment.


Friday Food - "Path of life"

Mar 10

The dramatic, sad and completely fictive story of life by Ludo S. with lovely anecdotes and reflection about identity management and security (handkerchief optional)


Friday Food - "Segmentation forecasting"

Feb 03

The present ICT-market is more and more being characterized by failed ICT-innovations. Afterwards people tend to mention two excuses: defective prior-to-launch user’s insight and ‘we failed to place the thing in a good market (wrong price, positioning…) Suppliers of ICT-innovations subsequently have to deal with two challenges: (1) How do we acquire, prior-to-launch, the necessary user’s insight to place our innovation in a useful way on the market, and if we succeed in acquiring the insight, how do we integrate this in a successful introduction strategy.