Foldwatch:using origami-inspired paper prototypes to explore the extension of output space in smartwatches

Fuchs, Alexandra and Sturdee, Miriam and Schöning, Johannes (2018) Foldwatch:using origami-inspired paper prototypes to explore the extension of output space in smartwatches. In: NordiCHI '18 Proceedings of the 10th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. ACM, New York, pp. 47-59. ISBN 9781450364379

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Abstract

Smartwatches are highly portable, ubiquitous devices, allowing rich interaction at a small scale. However, the display size can hinder user engagement, limit information display, and presentation style. Most research focuses on exploring ways in which the interaction area of smartwatches can be extended, although this mainly entails simple fold-out displays or additional screens. Conversely, added weight and size can hinder the wearable experience. In response, we took inspiration from origami and explored the design space for new types of lightweight, highly foldable smartwatch, by developing complex paper-prototypes which demonstrate novel ways of extending screen space. We collected data on potential input and output interaction with complex folded smartwatch displays during workshops with expert and non-expert users, discovering application ideas and additional input/output functionality. These insights were used to produce and evaluate a concept video for the FoldWatch prototype.

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25 Sep 2019 16:00
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30 Mar 2020 22:56