ShapeClip:towards rapid prototyping with shape-changing displays for designers

Hardy, John and Weichel, Christian and Taher, Faisal and Vidler, John and Alexander, Jason (2015) ShapeClip:towards rapid prototyping with shape-changing displays for designers. In: CHI '15 Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ACM, New York, pp. 19-28. ISBN 9781450331456

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This paper presents ShapeClip: a modular tool capable of transforming any computer screen into a z-actuating shape-changing display. This enables designers to produce dynamic physical forms by "clipping" actuators onto screens. ShapeClip displays are portable, scalable, fault-tolerant, and support runtime re-arrangement. Users are not required to have knowledge of electronics or programming, and can develop motion designs with presentation software, image editors, or web-technologies. To evaluate ShapeClip we carried out a full-day workshop with expert designers. Participants were asked to generate shape-changing designs and then construct them using ShapeClip. ShapeClip enabled participants to rapidly and successfully transform their ideas into functional systems.

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