Malte Weiß
HCI Research · Software Development

Actuated Translucent Controls for Dynamic Tangible Applications on Interactive Tabletops

Poster paper by Malte Weiss, Florian Schwarz, Jan Borchers

In ITS '09: Extended Abstracts of ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces. ACM, November 2009.

BibTeX citation
@inproceedings{weiss2009d,
author = {Malte Weiss and Florian Schwarz and Jan Borchers},
title = {Actuated Translucent Controls for Dynamic Tangible Applications on Interactive Tabletops},
booktitle = {ITS '09: Extended Abstracts of ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces},
location = {Banff, Alberta, Canada},
year = {2009},
month = {November},
isbn = {978-1-60558-733-2},
publisher = {ACM},
address = {New York, NY, USA}
}

Abstract

We present a novel type of tangible controls for interactive tabletops: actuated general-purpose widgets that are used to manipulate digital data on interactive tabletops. Due to their transparency the visual appearances can be changed dynamically. Unlike previous approaches, our widgets can be arranged and configured on the tabletop by employing an array of electromagnets beneath the multi-touch surface. This enables a bilateral communication between the user and the multi-touch application while keeping the controls untethered, low-cost, and easy to build.

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