Photochromic Carpet: Playful Floor Canvas with Color-Changing Footprints

  • Daniel Saakes
  • Takahiro Tsujii
  • Kohei Nishimura
  • Tomoko Hashida
  • Takeshi Naemura
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8253)

Abstract

Natural environments record their past and reveal usage in subtle cues such as erosion and footprints. In modern society of concrete cities and dynamic touch screens, this richness is lost.

We present a large size interactive floor display that captures visitors’ footsteps in playful prints to make a modern environment into a canvas of past activities. The implementation consists of a carpet coated with color changing ink and shoes that activate color changes. Each step a visitor makes results in a dynamic print that slowly fades away.

Keywords

color changing material interactive floor display 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel Saakes
    • 1
  • Takahiro Tsujii
    • 1
  • Kohei Nishimura
    • 2
  • Tomoko Hashida
    • 3
  • Takeshi Naemura
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Graduate School of Information Science and TechnologyThe University of TokyoJapan
  2. 2.Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information StudiesThe University of TokyoJapan
  3. 3.The Department of Intermedia Art and ScienceWaseda UniversityJapan

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