PerForm : deformable interface for dynamic representation of sound through meaningful shapes
Author(s)Rozendo Xavier dos Santos, Caroline.
Per Form : deformable interface for dynamic representation of sound through meaningful shapes
Deformable interface for dynamic representation of sound through meaningful shapes
Program in Media Arts and Sciences (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
V. Michael Bove Jr.
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User Interfaces rely on the mediation between control and representation. The model of Tangible User Interfaces (TUI) proposes to blur the barrier between the two, but while in many cases the output can be literally materialized, direct representation is harder to achieve when information is immaterial or complex. Meaningful mental connections from perceptual qualities to high-level ideas make it possible to use visual representations for actions and immaterial concepts, which can provide mappings for dynamic input. Focusing on associations between shapes and sounds, this thesis investigates the potential for using non-iconic shape metaphors to enable interactions in which digital information is controlled by a perceptual language of form. The idea is demonstrated through a deformable device whose physical form can be redefined by hand manipulation. Each new form materializes ideas and sensations produced by sound, so the input device becomes, in itself, a physical representation of the output.
Thesis: S.M., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, School of Architecture and Planning, Program in Media Arts and Sciences, 2019Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (pages 73-79).
DepartmentProgram in Media Arts and Sciences (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Program in Media Arts and Sciences