Real Nerd Food – InamoSun 19 October 2008 by Garry Bodsworth
There is a restaurant in London called Inamo where you get to order your food by interacting with your tablecloth. Overhead projectors display your tablecloth and table information and you use a little touchpad like device to interact with the services in the restaurant. You place your orders and can even play games all through the interface.
This is the user interface – the large circle is used to move the pointer and the small one acts like a button, although tapping the main one also does the same.
Browsing the food in the menu displays is tantalisingly on your plate. Also a picture of some real food.
Playing Battleship and winning quite convincingly.
A closer look at the UI.
The projector up above.
The changing tablecloths.
Oh yes, and I got to see a giant plug nearby on the side of a building(!)