Via Visuale. At the 3 minute mark it discusses the advertising potential–hence we are guaranteed to see this in the future–and some interesting game enhancements like a ripple of light emanating from the goal when a team scores. The video uses only yellow light, but I imagine that multi-color LEDs can be used in a high-resolution pattern turning the entire rink into a Jumbotron.
“The third scenario in our competition asked participants to create a visual display that would enable real estate agents to monitor what’s going on in the housing market.”
What I can’t show you in a picture is that these colorful dots are moving and forming a beautiful musical & visual pattern.
“A more visual, interactive approach takes the contact information out of an org chart and brings it to life using visual icons, graphic elements, and key words to describe all the ways in which the contacts are related to the sale and to each other. For example, the economic decision-maker might have a dollar sign next to his name. Key influencers might be shaded green, while those yet to be contacted are shaded white.”
Business Objects is producing video training as podcasts. It’s sooooo easy to produce podcasts and even easier to make product demos in general. Eventually any vendor worth talking to will open their product to demos and evaluations.