Increasing sophistication and ubiquity of digital devices is creating potential for the development of new kinds of actuated interfaces. In this paper, we explore the design space around movement as a form of gestural communication for information output, in simple actuated desktop devices. We were curious as to how people might envision interacting with autonomous technology in the office. Accordingly, we focused our attentions on one prevalent desktop object, an interactive lamp, with three actuated joints, which allowed us to explore the interaction space of such devices. We invited 13 participants to design and enact movements with the lamp to communicate 20 simple messages. We explored a subset of these generated gestures, using the lamp as a personal cueing device in an office setting with 14 new participants. We present our qualitative findings from both studies that let users imagine the usage of an interactive desktop lamp through actuation.
|Title of host publication||TEI '18 Proceedings of the Twelfth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction|
|Publication status||Published - 18 Mar 2018|
|Event||Twelfth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interactions - KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden|
Duration: 18 Mar 2018 → 21 Mar 2018
Conference number: 12
|Conference||Twelfth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interactions|
|Period||18/03/18 → 21/03/18|