Pranav Mistry and Pattie Maes
The goal of Quickies is to bring one of the most useful inventions of the twentieth century into the digital age: the ubiquitous sticky note. Quickies enriches the experience of using sticky notes by linking hand-written sticky notes to mobile phones, digital calendars, task-lists, email, and instant messaging clients. By augmenting the familiar, ubiquitous sticky note, Quickies leverages existing patterns of behavior, merging paper-based sticky note usage with the user's informational experience. The project explores how the use of artificial intelligence (AI), natural language processing (NLP), RFID, and ink-recognition technologies can make it possible to create intelligent sticky notes that can be searched, located, can send reminders and messages, and more broadly, can act as an I/O interface to the digital information world.