Floatio: Floating tangible user interface based on animacy perception

Toshiya Yui, Tomoko Hashida

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Abstract

In this study, we propose floatio: a floating tangible user interface that makes it easy to create a perception of animacy (lifelike movement). It has been pointed out that there are three requirements that make animacy more likely to be perceived: interactivity, irregularities, and automatic movement resisting the force of gravity. Based on these requirements, floatio provides a tangible user interface where a polystyrene ball resembling a pixel is suspended in a stream of air where it can be positioned passively by the user, or autonomously by the system itself. To implement floatio, we developed three mechanisms: a floating field mechanism, a pointer input/output mechanism and a handover mechanism. We also measured the precision of the pointer input/output and hand-over mechanisms.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUIST 2016 Adjunct - Proceedings of the 29th Annual Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages43-45
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781450345316
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Oct 16
Event29th Annual Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, UIST 2016 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2016 Oct 162016 Oct 19

Publication series

NameUIST 2016 Adjunct - Proceedings of the 29th Annual Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology

Other

Other29th Annual Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, UIST 2016
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityTokyo
Period16/10/1616/10/19

Keywords

  • 3D Interaction
  • Animacy Perception
  • Tangible User Interface

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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