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14 DAY IN THE LAB
Basic building blockdesigns support stable,configurable, andtransparent physical-formconstruction.
GaussBricks is a novel building-block system for tangible interactiondesign that enables real-time constructive tangible interactions on portabledisplays. The simple mechanical design of the magnetic building blocksfacilitates the construction of configurable forms. The forms constructedfrom the magnetic building blocks, which are connected by magneticjoints, allow users to stably manipulate them with various elastic force-feedback mechanisms. With an analog Hall-sensor grid mounted to its back,a portable display determines the geometrical configuration and detectsvarious user interactions in real time. This work also introduces severalmethods to enable actuated shape changing, multi-touch input, and displaycapabilities in the constructed form. The proposed building-block systemenriches how individuals physically interact with portable displays.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtjOwSZbpZQLiang, R-H, Chan, L., Tseng, H-Y, Kuo, H-C, Huang, D-Y, Yang, D-N, and Chen,B-Y. GaussBricks: Magnetic building blocks for constructive tangible interactionson portable displays. Proc. of CHI 2014. ACM, New York, 2014, 3153–3162.
Rong-Hao Liang, Liwei Chan, Hung-Yu Tseng, Han-Chih Kuo, Da-Yuan Huang,De-Nian Yang, Bing-Yu Chen, National Taiwan University and Academia Sinica→ email@example.com demonstrations, novel interactive technologies, and artisticinstallations. At CHI 2014, we aimed to create a “one of a CHInd”Interactivity experience with more than 60 interactive exhibits to highlightthe diverse group of computer scientists, sociologists, designers,psychologists, artists, and many more that make up the CHI community.
Julie Rico Williamson and Steven Benford, CHI Interactivity Chairs