Features

XX.4 July + August 2013
Page: 32
Digital Citation

Ephemeral user interfaces


Authors:
Tanja Döring, Axel Sylvester, Albrecht Schmidt

When we started to explore the use of unusual materials for human-computer interaction (HCI) some time ago, we came across soap bubbles as handles for interaction. We subsequently built the Soap Bubble Interface, an installation that drops soap bubbles onto a liquid surface, where the bubbles control sound and light when moved [1]. We presented this project at 2010 International Conference on Tangible, Embodied and Embedded Interaction (TEI 2010) and at a variety of venues afterward (see Figure 1). We always found that people were attracted to the bubbles and really enjoyed playing around with them, experiencing their bursting and…




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