Metaphor-Based Interaction Design in Lighting Area

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 206)


In this paper we present Tangible Light, a simple tangible light that use behavioral metaphor to convey meaning in its interaction design. Our purpose is to take advantage of natural physical metaphor to achieve a heightened seamlessness of interaction between people’s behavior and information they want to send. At the same time we attempt to make control system invisible with embedded sensors. So here we explore a hypothesis that coupling of emotion and action in an interaction designed for metaphor and simplicity while manipulate a digital light as an instance.


Tangible interaction Metaphor Human senses Intelligent lighting Sensor technology 



We would like to thank our colleagues for their contributions to the prototype.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Product System Design and TheoryJiangnan UniversityWuXiChina
  2. 2.Shanghai Financial CollegeShanghaiChina

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