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dc.contributor.advisorHiroshi Ishii.en_US
dc.contributor.authorLeithinger, Danielen_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture. Program in Media Arts and Sciences.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-08-31T16:25:16Z
dc.date.available2010-08-31T16:25:16Z
dc.date.copyright2010en_US
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/57899
dc.descriptionThesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, School of Architecture and Planning, Program in Media Arts and Sciences, 2010.en_US
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of thesis.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 65-71).en_US
dc.description.abstractTangible representations of virtual content allow for sensory-rich interactions with computers through real-world objects. However, these objects are commonly static handles, with limited capabilities to present changing information through their form. This thesis presents a human-computer interface able to generate physical 3D shapes and sense user input through them. It consists of an array of sensors and actuators to deform a malleable surface. We define this type of system as a relief interface. This thesis documents the hardware and software design and proposes a set of pressure-based gestures, which are evaluated through applications for geospatial exploration, surface modeling and multilayer viewing.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Daniel Leithinger.en_US
dc.format.extent71 p.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582en_US
dc.subjectArchitecture. Program in Media Arts and Sciences.en_US
dc.titleDesign and implementation of a relief interfaceen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeS.M.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture. Program in Media Arts and Sciences.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentProgram in Media Arts and Sciences (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
dc.identifier.oclc656284379en_US


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