Unframes: Extendible interface and investigations of its usages

Taichi Hisatsune, Kiyoshi Tomimatsu

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In this paper, we propose the extendible Tangible User Interface and investigate usages and the possibilities of extendible user interface. Recently the shape changing user interface is focused on the field of Tangible User Interface. It can be changed its shape to express the digital data and physical interactions. Based on this idea, we are making Unframes: the extendible module-based user interface that can be assembled. Unframes consists of 4 cm cubic modules that can extend 4 cm in one direction. Users can make their own user interface like a visualizer, a data manager and a controller by assembling these modules. Each module have a date and synchronize each other, so it’s possible to recognize the existence of data physically. This research is a work in progress. Now on, we investigated the interfaces with only 4 units and we suppose there are still design spaces to expand and study. In the poster sessions, we will present the Unframes and investigations of its usages.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHCI International 2016 – Posters’ Extended Abstracts - 18th International Conference, HCI International 2016 Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783319405476
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2016
Event18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2016 - Toronto, Canada
Duration: Jul 17 2016Jul 22 2016

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
ISSN (Print)1865-0929


Other18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)


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