NEOs -
Tangible Apps Kit


Interaction Design | Inclusive design
Supervisor: Prof. Carola Zwick, Prof. Dr. Jörg Petruschat
Working Prototype: NFC, Arduino, Processing, Automator


NEOs is a tangible apps kit which innovates neo-analog experience of getting access to the digital world instead of on the screens. It consists of five main components for contacts, calls, camera, audio and payment. They create logical links to digital functions in an intuitive, physically comprehensible way.

Bored and tired of typing and wiping on screens? What is the difference between access to payment and access to the camera? Neos brings orientation back into everyday life.









“The body is the ultimate instrument of all our external knowledge, whether intellectual or practical… experience [is] always in terms of the world to which we are attending from our body. “

— Michael Polanyi





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How Bodies Matter




How Bodies Matter: the aspects of human embodied engagement in the world with the goal of inspiring new interaction design approaches and evaluations that better integrate the physical and computational worlds. Our physical bodies play a central role in shaping human experience in the world, understanding of the world, and interactions in the world.





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Concept Development




In order to develop a new service system for smart home, and distract the users attention from smart phones back to the physical environment. It is important to know what they often use their smart phones for, and how would these smart phone functions be disembled into different objects, and serve in different rooms for daily lives.





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Neos - hand2



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Potential components




Neos - hand1



Contacts and Call



Neos - call story board

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Camera + Other Apps



Neos - camera story board

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Play



Neos - play story board

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Payment



Neos - play story board

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Technical Part




Neos - play story board

Neos - play story board


Neos - play story board