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NTT DOCOMO, Japan’s leading mobile service provider, sponsored a project that challenged GradID students to envision business growth models for their company. Based upon research and personal knowledge of his native country, Hiroshi imagined a system that applied context sensitive technologies (glasses that translate text) and augmented reality (bracelets that simulate human touch) to assist Japan’s growing foreign worker population. “The key to success was presenting a problem that didn’t seem solvable through technology,” says Hiroshi.

Hiroshi Horii
Senior Researcher, Design and User Experience Creation
Nokia Research Center, Palo Alto

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