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Morphino: a nature-inspired tool for the design of shape-changing interfaces

Qamar, Isabel P.S., Stawarz, Katarzyna ORCID:, Robinson, Simon, Goguey, Alix, Coutrix, Céline and Roudaut, Anne 2020. Morphino: a nature-inspired tool for the design of shape-changing interfaces. Presented at: ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS 2020), Online, 6-20 July 2020. DIS '20: Proceedings of the 2020 on Designing Interactive Systems Conference. New York: ACM, 1943--1958. 10.1145/3357236.3395453

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The HCI community has a strong and growing interest in shape-changing interfaces (SCIs) that can offer dynamic af- fordance. In this context, there is an increasing need for HCI researchers and designers to form close relationships with dis- ciplines such as robotics and material science in order to be able to truly harness the state-of-the-art in morphing technolo- gies. To help these synergies arise, we present Morphino: a card-based toolkit to inspire shape-changing interface designs. Our cards bring together a collection of morphing mechanisms already established in the multidisciplinary literature and illustrate them through familiar examples from nature. We begin by detailing the design of the cards, based on a review of shape-change in nature; then, report on a series of design sessions conducted to demonstrate their usefulness in generating new ideas and in helping end-users gain a better understanding of the possibilities for shape-changing materials.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Computer Science & Informatics
Publisher: ACM
ISBN: 9781450369749
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 3 June 2020
Date of Acceptance: 9 April 2020
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2022 16:51

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