Affordances of Shape-Changing Interfaces: An Information Perspective on transformability and Movement

Marianne Graves Petersen, Majken Kirkegård Rasmussen, Johan Trettvik

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Affordances is an important term in the field of ShapeChanging Interfaces (SCI). But the field is challenged by a multitude of vaguely defined concepts around affordances such as dynamic, spatial, or tactile affordances. In line with
this, Alexander et al [1] recently pointed to lack of theory as one of the grand challenges for SCI. This paper proposes a re-analysis of Gibson for resolving the conceptual cacophony in the field of SCI. Essential to the ecological approach to affordances, is that perception is dynamic and people pick up information through exploring objects and environments over time. From this perspective, affordances of Shape-Changing Interfaces become a matter of providing
Information – through the design – regarding a) the interfaces’ ability to transform its shape and b) how movement suggests level of animacy. Through analyzing scholarly SCI prototypes, from this perspective, we provide an initial set of design strategies for affordances of shapechanging interfaces.
TitelDIS '20: Proceedings of the 2020 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference
Antal sider13
UdgivelsesstedNew York
ForlagAssociation for Computing Machinery
ISBN (Trykt)978-1-4503-6974-9/20/07
ISBN (Elektronisk)9781450369749
StatusUdgivet - 2020
Udgivet eksterntJa
BegivenhedACM SIGCHI 2020 Conference on Designing Interactive Systems: More than Human Centred Design - Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, Holland
Varighed: 6 jul. 202010 jul. 2020


KonferenceACM SIGCHI 2020 Conference on Designing Interactive Systems
LokationEindhoven University of Technology