Smart material interfaces: a new form of physical interaction

E.H. Chi (Editor), Dhaval Vyas, Wim Poelman, K, Höök (Editor), Antinus Nijholt, Arnoud De Bruijn

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    Abstract

    Smart Material Interface (SMI) is the latest generation of user interface that makes use of engineered materials and leverages their special properties. SMIs are capable of changing their physical properties such as shape, size and color, and can be controlled under certain (external) conditions. We provide an example of such an SMI in the form of a prototype of a vacuum cleaner. The prototype uses schematic electrochromic polymer at the suction nozzle of the vacuum cleaner, which changes its color depending on the dust level on a floor. We emphasize on the new affordances and communication language supported by SMIs, which challenges the current metaphors of user interfaces in the field of HCI.
    Original languageUndefined
    Pages1721-1726
    Number of pages6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 5 May 2012

    Keywords

    • EWI-21879
    • IR-80494
    • HMI-HF: Human Factors

    Cite this

    Chi, E. H. (Ed.), Vyas, D., Poelman, W., Höök, K. (Ed.), Nijholt, A., & De Bruijn, A. (2012). Smart material interfaces: a new form of physical interaction. 1721-1726. https://doi.org/10.1145/2212776.2223699