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Real-Time Physical Prototyping Tool Design Based on Shape-Changing Display

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RECON Labs Inc., Seoul 04778, Korea
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Department of Interior Architecture Design, Hanyang University, Seoul 04763, Korea
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Academic Editor: Alexandre Carvalho
Appl. Sci. 2021, 11(9), 4181; https://doi.org/10.3390/app11094181
Received: 24 March 2021 / Revised: 27 April 2021 / Accepted: 27 April 2021 / Published: 4 May 2021
(This article belongs to the Section Applied Industrial Technologies)
Prototyping during the early design phases has become an essential part of conceptualization and product development. Recent advances in digital design tools have enabled active user participation in the design process and direct interaction with prospective products. Despite the rapid advancements in prototyping, immediate prototyping methods remain unavailable. Creating a working prototype and evaluating its user interactions is an effective design strategy. If a prototype can be created immediately for designers to sensorially experience a model, they can test and simulate various design ideas with immediate user feedback in the early design phases. Therefore, this paper aims to develop a real-time prototyping method that enables designers to evaluate a physical model of a design. Accordingly, we demonstrated a complete design and proof of concept for closed surface-based shape-changing displays (SCDs) that can assist designers in realizing conceptual design development. Experiments were conducted to verify the robustness and accuracy of the shapes displayed using the proposed SCD. Simulation-experiment results reveal that complex organic shapes (rabbits or human faces) and man-made shapes (chairs, cars, and buildings) could be accurately reconstructed using the proposed closed surface-based SCD with numerous actuators. Furthermore, an experiment with a physical SCD prototype (2V icosphere) demonstrated accurate reconstruction of the optimized shapes of a digital model. View Full-Text
Keywords: real-time prototyping; shape-changing display; 3D shape reconstruction; design tool; early design phase real-time prototyping; shape-changing display; 3D shape reconstruction; design tool; early design phase
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Ban, S.; Hyun, K.H. Real-Time Physical Prototyping Tool Design Based on Shape-Changing Display. Appl. Sci. 2021, 11, 4181. https://doi.org/10.3390/app11094181

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Ban, Seonghoon, and Kyung H. Hyun. 2021. "Real-Time Physical Prototyping Tool Design Based on Shape-Changing Display" Applied Sciences 11, no. 9: 4181. https://doi.org/10.3390/app11094181

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