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

School of Design, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 11 Yuk Choi Rd, Hung Hom, Hong Kong, China
Multimodal Technologies Interact. 2019, 3(3), 64; https://doi.org/10.3390/mti3030064
Received: 5 July 2019 / Revised: 7 September 2019 / Accepted: 17 September 2019 / Published: 19 September 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Shaping Interactions through Haptic Interfaces)
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., 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. View Full-Text
Keywords: Shape-changing interface; shape display; prototyping; tangible user interface; design tool Shape-changing interface; shape display; prototyping; tangible user interface; design tool
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Ho, J.C.F. ClothSurface: Exploring a Low-Cost Prototyping Tool to Support Ideation for Shape Displays. Multimodal Technologies Interact. 2019, 3, 64.

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