Implementing an Interactive Collage Table System with Design Puzzle Exploration

  • Teng-Wen Chang
  • Yuan-Bang Cheng
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4551)


By combining puzzles as the metaphor as well as the mechanism, design puzzles provide an interesting computational method to both design exploration and representing the design ideas via collage images. By using multi-touch technology such as FTIR, this research implements a physical controlling device called Collage Tables (CoTa) for directly manipulating the design collages, which using the mechanism developed over the years from design puzzles. By focusing on the interactive behaviours of design collage, the exploration rules as well as puzzle rules are further developed and elaborated in this paper. The exploration search mechanism and the system (CoTa) in both hardware and software part of CoTa is also evaluated and computed for the purpose of reification. A set of possible interaction is also documented in this paper.


interactive collage table design collage multi-touch and sketch design puzzle design exploration 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Teng-Wen Chang
    • 1
  • Yuan-Bang Cheng
    • 1
  1. 1.Graduate School of Computational Design, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, 123 University Road, Section 3, Douliou, Yunlin 64002Taiwan

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