Designing the Networked Tradeshow

We created PittiFolio, a networked badge and kiosk system for tradeshows

As part of an effort to rethink how technology could be used in the context of a tradeshow, we created “PittiFolio”, a conference badge and kiosk system that supplemented the event guidebook. The badge itself was simple and stylish, consisting of a simple RFID chip encased in laser-cut leather. Users tapped their badge at an exhibitor to “tag” it for later, and if two users tapped their badges simultaneously in a “virtual handshake”, each would be sent the other’s business card information. Later, users could visit a touch-screen kiosk to access information about people and places they had tagged.