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PolySurface: a design approach for rapid prototyping of shape-changing displays using semi-solid surfaces

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PolySurface : a design approach for rapid prototyping of shape-changing displays using semi-solid surfaces. / Everitt, Aluna; Alexander, Jason.

2017. 1283-1294 DIS '17 , Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

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abstract = "We present a design approach for rapid fabrication of high fidelity interactive shape-changing displays using bespoke semi-solid surfaces. This is achieved by segmenting virtual representations of the given data and mapping it to a dynamic physical polygonal surface. First, we establish the design and fabrication approach for generating semi-solid reconfigurable surfaces. Secondly, we demonstrate the generalizability of this approach by presenting design sessions using datasets provided by experts from a diverse range of domains. Thirdly, we evaluate user engagement with the prototype hardware systems that are built. We learned that all participants, all of whom had no previous interaction with shape-changing displays, were able to successfully design interactive hardware systems that physically represent data specific to their work. Finally, we reflect on the content generated to understand if our approach is effective at representing intended output based on a set of user defined functionality requirements.",
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