Emotional Interaction with Surfaces - Works of Design and Computing

  • Larissa Müller
  • Svenja Keune
  • Arne Bernin
  • Florian Vogt
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7522)


Here we present three interactive artworks that showcase the abilities of active textured surfaces to enable new qualities of surface interactions. Giving the surfaces different sensing abilities, ways to act and behaviors, then allows us to explore emotional attributes and character perceived by an observer. The three designs reflect artworks emotional perception of the observer and the resulting effects on behavior. The surfaces sense it’s surrounding in terms of physical presence by proximity and emotional state based on facial expression. The surface can express its emotion with a change in movement and sound. The three surface designs explore further combinations of textile surfaces, sensors and reactive actuation to draw on the emotion of observers.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Larissa Müller
    • 1
  • Svenja Keune
    • 2
  • Arne Bernin
    • 1
    • 4
  • Florian Vogt
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Department InformatikUniversity of Applied Sciences (HAW) HamburgGermany
  2. 2.Department DesignUniversity of Applied Sciences HamburgGermany
  3. 3.TuTech Innovation GmbHInnovations Kontakt Stelle (IKS) HamburgGermany
  4. 4.School of ComputingUniversity of the West of ScotlandUK

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