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Enabling Interactive Surfaces by Using Mobile Device and Conductive Ink Drawing

  • Shu-Chuan Chiu
  • Chen-Wei Chiang
  • Kiyoshi Tomimatsu
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8028)

Abstract

Tangible user interfaces enable users to interact with digital information by directly interacting with physical objects. Aesthetic interaction is about triggering imagination, it is thought provoking and encourages people to think differently about the encountered interactive systems, what they do and how they might be used differently to serve differentiated goals. The aesthetic experience is one of the main elements in interaction design. We propose to combine ubiquitous computing with aesthetic interaction. In this paper, we present a new aesthetic interaction concept, a technology that enables aesthetic interaction on capacitive multi-touch devices. Our proposed a kit consists of iPhone device (Tangible device) and conductive ink sketching. We supply user draw lines or any sketches on it via conductive ink, which makes the simply interaction connection between the iPhone’s capacitive touch screen. Sketching conductive ink on a paper creates an aesthetic interaction by the capacitive surfaces.

Keywords

Interaction design Tangible device Conductive ink drawing Musical and Light composition 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shu-Chuan Chiu
    • 1
  • Chen-Wei Chiang
    • 2
  • Kiyoshi Tomimatsu
    • 3
  1. 1.Graduate School of DesignKyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Information CommunicationYuan Ze UniversityTaoyuanTaiwan
  3. 3.Faculty of DesignKyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan

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