Working with an Autonomous Interface: Exploring the Output Space of an Interactive Desktop Lamp

Diana Nowacka, Katrin Wolf, Enrico Costanza, David Kirk

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTEI '18 Proceedings of the Twelfth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction
PublisherACM
Pages1-10
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-5568-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Mar 2018
EventTwelfth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interactions - KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 18 Mar 201821 Mar 2018
Conference number: 12
https://tei.acm.org/2018/

Conference

ConferenceTwelfth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interactions
Abbreviated titleTEI2018
CountrySweden
CityStockholm
Period18/03/1821/03/18
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