MistForm: adaptive shape changing fog screens

Tokuda, Yutaka, Norasikin, Mohd Adili, Subramanian, Sriram and Martinez Plasencia, Diego (2017) MistForm: adaptive shape changing fog screens. Published in: Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems; Denver, Colorado; 6-11 May 2017. 4383-4395. Association for Computing Machinery, New York. ISBN 978145034655

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Abstract

We present MistForm, a shape changing fog display that can support one or two users interacting with either 2D or 3D content. Mistform combines affordances from both shape changing interfaces and mid-air displays. For example, a concave display can maintain content in comfortable reach for a single user, while a convex shape can support several users engaged on individual tasks. MistForm also enables unique interaction possibilities by exploiting the synergies between shape changing interfaces and mid-air fog displays. For instance, moving the screen will affect the brightness and blurriness of the screen at specific locations around the display, creating spaces with similar (collaboration) or different visibility (personalized content). We describe the design of MistForm and analyse its inherent challenges, such as image distortion and uneven brightness on dynamic curved surfaces. We provide a machine learning approach to characterize the shape of the screen and a rendering algorithm to remove aberrations. We finally explore novel interactive possibilities and reflect on their potential and limitations.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Research Centres and Groups: Creative Technology
Subjects: Q Science
Q Science > Q Science (General)
T Technology
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Depositing User: Sriram Subramanian
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2017 09:44
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2017 10:44
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/67147

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Interact-Interactive Systems Involving Multi-Point Surfaces, Haptics and true-3D displaysG1686EUROPEAN UNION278576