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PickCells: A Physically Reconfigurable Cell-composed Touchscreen

Goguey, A., Steer, C., Lucero, A., Nigay, L., Ranjan Sahoo, D., Coutrix, C., Roudaut, A., Subramanian, S., Tokuda, Y., Neate, T., Pearson, J., Robinson, S. and Jones, M. (2019). PickCells: A Physically Reconfigurable Cell-composed Touchscreen. In: Brewster, S. and Fitzpatrick, G. (Eds.), CHI '19 Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. (273.). New York, USA: ACM. ISBN 978-1-4503-5970-2

Abstract

Touchscreens are the predominant medium for interactions with digital services; however, their current fixed form factor narrows the scope for rich physical interactions by limiting interaction possibilities to a single, planar surface. In this paper we introduce the concept of PickCells, a fully reconfigurable device concept composed of cells, that breaks the mould of rigid screens and explores a modular system that affords rich sets of tangible interactions and novel acrossdevice relationships. Through a series of co-design activities – involving HCI experts and potential end-users of such systems – we synthesised a design space aimed at inspiring future research, giving researchers and designers a framework in which to explore modular screen interactions. The design space we propose unifies existing works on modular touch surfaces under a general framework and broadens horizons by opening up unexplored spaces providing new interaction possibilities. In this paper, we present the PickCells concept, a design space of modular touch surfaces, and propose a toolkit for quick scenario prototyping.

Publication Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: © Goguey, A., Steer, C., Lucero, A., Nigay, L., Ranjan Sahoo, D., Coutrix, C., Roudaut, A., Subramanian, S., Tokuda, Y., Neate, T., Pearson, J., Robinson, S. and Jones, M. | ACM 2019. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive Version of Record was published in Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, https://doi.org/10.1145/3290605.3300503
Publisher Keywords: Touchscreen, shape changing interface, modular
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Departments: School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering > Computer Science > Human Computer Interaction Design
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/21273
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