Project: "LineFORM"
Company:MIT Media Lab
Designer(s): Ken Nakagaki, Sean Follmer and Hiroshi Ishii Tangible Media Group, MIT Media Lab, United States
Category: Media and Home Electronics, Student
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Entry Description: We propose a novel shape changing interface which has the form of a “Line”. Lines have several interesting characteristics from the perspective of interaction design: abstractness of data representation; a variety of inherent interactions / affordances; and constraints as boundaries or borderlines. By utilising such aspects of lines together with the added capability of shape-shifting, we present various applications in different scenarios such as shape changing cords, mobiles, body constraints, and data manipulation to investigate the design space of line-based shape changing interfaces.

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