ShapeClip: towards rapid prototyping with shape-changing displays for designers

John Hardy, Christian Weichel, Faisal Taher, John Vidler, Jason Alexander

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Abstract

This paper presents ShapeClip: a modular tool capable of transforming any computer screen into a z-actuating shape-changing display. This enables designers to produce dynamic physical forms by "clipping" actuators onto screens. ShapeClip displays are portable, scalable, fault-tolerant, and support runtime re-arrangement. Users are not required to have knowledge of electronics or programming, and can develop motion designs with presentation software, image editors, or web-technologies. To evaluate ShapeClip we carried out a full-day workshop with expert designers. Participants were asked to generate shape-changing designs and then construct them using ShapeClip. ShapeClip enabled participants to rapidly and successfully transform their ideas into functional systems.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI '15 Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages19-28
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781450331456
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Apr 2015

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