LineFORM: Actuated Curve Interfaces for Display, Interaction, and Constraint
Author(s)Nakagaki, Ken; Follmer, Sean Weston; Ishii, Hiroshi
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In this paper we explore the design space of actuated curve interfaces, a novel class of shape changing-interfaces. Physical curves have several interesting characteristics from the perspective of interaction design: they have a variety of inherent affordances; they can easily represent abstract data; and they can act as constraints, boundaries, or borderlines. By utilizing such aspects of lines and curves, together with the added capability of shape-change, new possibilities for display, interaction and body constraint are possible. In order to investigate these possibilities we have implemented two actuated curve interfaces at different scales. LineFORM, our implementation, inspired by serpentine robotics, is comprised of a series chain of 1DOF servo motors with integrated sensors for direct manipulation. To motivate this work we present various applications such as shape changing cords, mobiles, body constraints, and data manipulation tools.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Media Laboratory; Program in Media Arts and Sciences (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Proceedings of the 28th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software & Technology - UIST '15 Adjunct
Association for Computing Machinery
Nakagaki, Ken, Sean Follmer, and Hiroshi Ishii. “LineFORM: Actuated Curve Interfaces for Display, Interaction, and Constraint.” ACM Press, 2015. 333–339.
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