ClothSurface: Exploring a Low-Cost Prototyping Tool to Support Ideation for Shape Displays

Jeffrey C. F. Ho
2019 Multimodal Technologies and Interaction  
A shape-changing user interface is a type of interface that interacts with users by changing its physical form. Although researchers have been extensively studying shape-changing user interfaces, relevant research on its various design aspects—including tools and methods—remains limited. Prototyping shape-changing interfaces often requires sophisticated equipment and knowledge, which makes this sphere of design unwelcoming for designers with limited resources and technical knowledge (e.g.,
more » ... owledge (e.g., design students). In this study, we propose ClothSurface—a simple and low-cost prototyping tool to design for shape displays—and explore its use through a series of design sessions. The results reveal that ClothSurface can allow inexperienced designers to illustrate their ideas and to explore the design space of shape displays.
doi:10.3390/mti3030064 fatcat:dr3yy4b7efe4xp2i75lesng5r4