Balancing user and system control in shape-changing interfaces: a designerly exploration

M. Kirkegård Rasmussen, T. Merritt, M. Bruns, M. Graves Petersen

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    Abstract

    Despite an increasing number of examples of shape- changing interfaces, the relation between users’ actions and product movements has not gained a great deal of attention, nor been very well articulated. This paper presents a framework articulating the level of control offered to the user over the shape change. The framework considers whether the shape change is: 1) directly controlled by the user’s explicit interactions; 2) negotiated with the user; 3) indirectly controlled by the users actions; 4) fully controlled by the system. The four types are described through design examples using ReFlex, a shape-changing interface in the form of a smartphone. The paper concludes that shape-changing interfaces tend to assign the control to either the user or the underlying system, while few (e.g. [16,28]) consider sharing the control between the user and the system.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceeding TEI '16 Proceedings of the TEI '16: Tenth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction
    Subtitle of host publicationACM
    Place of PublicationNew York
    Pages202-210
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 14 Feb 2016
    Event10th Anniversary Conference on Tangible Embedded and Embodied Interaction (TEI 2016) - Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, Netherlands
    Duration: 14 Feb 201617 Feb 2016
    Conference number: 10
    http://www.tei-conf.org/16/
    https://tei.acm.org/2016/
    http://www.tei-conf.org/16/

    Conference

    Conference10th Anniversary Conference on Tangible Embedded and Embodied Interaction (TEI 2016)
    Abbreviated titleTEI 2016
    CountryNetherlands
    CityEindhoven
    Period14/02/1617/02/16
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