Wednesday, February 24
Physically Flexible Controlfor Human-Computer Interaction
Abstract: This thesis lies within the scientific domain of Human Computer-Interaction (HCI). This domain studies the design, prototyping, implementation and evaluation of interactive computing systems. In particular, this thesis studies tangible user interfaces (TUIs). These interfaces use physical objects, e.g., physical cubes, buttons, sliders or dials, to interact with the computer. TUIs lack the flexibility necessary to scale to a large spectrum of users, tasks and situations of use. To reach the synergy between flexibility and physicality, we set out in this thesis to advance both (1) the understanding, and (2) the exploration of reconfigurable tangible controls. We define reconfigurable devices as devices with the ability to have multiple shapes and to be deformed manually (via user inputs) or automatically. In order to further bring the flexibility of control to TUIs through physical shape-change, we propose a plan to work in the future on the design, the engineering and the theory of flexible tangible control.
Mis à jour le 22 February 2021