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Articulating Tangible Interfaces

Alan Blackwell and Darren Edge


The majority of Tangible User Interfaces (TUIs) consist of rigid objects that are either held in the hands, or arranged relative to each other on a horizontal or vertical surface. In this paper we consider the design space of TUIs that can be created by moving parts of an assembly relative to each other – creating articulated tangible interfaces. An analytic approach to this design space allows us to identify the potential applications and trade-offs of TUIs that include mechanically articulated parts.


Publication typeInproceedings
Published inTEI 2009 Conference on Tangible and Embedded Interaction
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