Physical Innovation for the Interactive Tool

I came across this pretty cool innovation the other day and wanted to share it. Its a new physical keyboard for tablets. Its called the Touchfire and is currently looking for funding on Kickstarter.

I think what caught my eye about it is that it is solving a real problem that you don’t often think about. Everyone is also looking to be on the cutting or brand new edge, looking for the next big idea and often when I think about this I think of it in terms of the next big thing in interactive design, not necessarily physical design. This product really made me realize that the degree I’m pursuing is solely about online and virtual innovation, but can also be about real physical design that acts as a tool for the virtual and online. Surely something to think about.