Demo Hour

XIX.4 July + August 2012
Page: 6
Digital Citation


Authors:
Yaliang Chuang, Ling-Yuah Chiu, Jya-Cheng Hu, George Chang, Hsin-Liu Kao, Tsen-Ying Lin, Kuang-Shih Huang, Li-Erh Chang, Rung-Huei Liang, Tai-Wei Kan, Li-Te Yang, Shuang-Yu Tsai

A Shining Stage

In recent years, more and more children are found to have learning or behavior problems when they enter school. Some of them are diagnosed as having had insufficient sensory experience in their early childhood. To prevent this kind of problem, it is important to provide proper sensory stimulation during a child’s development. In this project, an interactive device for mobile infants (8 to 18 months) was implemented. The design integrates visual and auditory sensations to motivate young children’s body motion. It also provides various tactile sensations to enrich their sensitivities to touch. Based on the result of user evaluation with the prototype, the design concept proves useful in improving young children’s sensory capabilities.

ins01.jpg

Project website: http://www.ijdesign.org/_yaliang/_Research/HCI_for_Kids/2011.html

http://www.ijdesign.org/_yaliang/_Research/HCI_/or_Kids/2011.html#Video

Publication: Chuang, Y. Improving children’s sensory integration capabilities with rich interaction design. Proc. of the 4th IASDR Conference on Design Research (TU Delft, The Netherlands). 2011.

Yaliang Chuang
National Taiwan University of Science and Technology | yaliang@ijdesign.org

Hi!Me!

Hi!Me! is a conceptual design that inscribes traces of a person’s height from childhood to adulthood on a graffiti tree made of an upright wooden board attached to the wall. The graffiti tree is combined with an audio time capsule of vocal recordings and a silhouette projection. Whenever parents mark the height of their child with chalk and an attached RFID tag nearby, Hi!Me! will begin to record voices and capture silhouettes. “Re-touching” an inscription with a specially made RFID reader will trigger the time capsule that was created, providing connections to one’s younger self.

ins02.jpg

Project website:

http://www.spatialmedia.org/tid/hime.html

Ling-Yuah Chiu
National Taiwan University of Science and Technology | e90117@gmail.com

Jya-Cheng Hu
National Taiwan University | r99922151@ntu.edu.tw

George Chang
National Taiwan University | georgelkk4@gmail.com

InTouch

Stay in touch with InTouch! Each of the four sections of the wooden box covered with elastic Lycra represents a communication link with a friend. An individual can express her consideration for a friend by pressing a link. When pressed, its color changes from blue to red, while raising the temperature of the corresponding link on the friend’s device. The temperature of each link is controlled by a thermoelectric cooler (TEC), turning hot or cold based on the input electrical current. Because the color and temperature of links are independent of each other, the device allows for strange crossings of perception. Can you imagine a red link feeling cold? So conflicting, isn’t it?

ins03.jpg

Project website: http://www.spatialmedia.org/tid/intxjuch.html

Hsin-Liu Kao
National Taiwan University | r00944017@csie.ntu.edu.tw

Tsen-Ying Lin
National Taiwan University of Science and Technology | just-intime@livemail.tw

Kuang-Shih Huang
National Taiwan University | b96902048@ntu.edu.tw

Li-Erh Chang
National Taiwan University | r00944015@csie.ntu.edu.tw

Rung-Huei Liang
National Taiwan University of Science and Technology | liang@mail.ntust.edu.tw

Tell the Secret

Tell the Secret is a phonographic recording device that can save and share sounds. When the button is pressed, the shape of the device invites the user to record a secret. The interchange of secret confessions creates the emulsion, interweaving, and convergence of secrets within a kind of Pandora’s box. To hear the secrets stored inside, the user rotates the clockwork, puts his or her ear close to the hole on the box, and listens. A randomly selected secret will play at a very low volume. This artifact is crafted to provide embodied social serendipity in an intentionally simple and pleasurable form.

ins04.jpg

Project website:

http://www.spatialmedia.org/tid/telltdhesecret.html

Tai-Wei Kan
National Taiwan University | 7533967@gmail.com

Li-Te Yang
National Taiwan University | leader0425@gmail.com

Shuang-Yu Tsai
National Taiwan University of Science and Technology | shuangyutsai@gmail.com

©2012 ACM  1072-5220/12/0700  $10.00

Permission to make digital or hard copies of all or part of this work for personal or classroom use is granted without fee provided that copies are not made or distributed for profit or commercial advantage and that copies bear this notice and the full citation on the first page. To copy otherwise, to republish, to post on servers or to redistribute to lists, requires prior specific permission and/or a fee.

The Digital Library is published by the Association for Computing Machinery. Copyright © 2012 ACM, Inc.

Post Comment


No Comments Found