Investigating Potentials of Shape-Changing Displays for Sound Zones

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In this paper, we investigate the use of shape-change for interaction with sound zones. A core challenge to designing interaction with sound zone systems is to support users' understanding of the unique spatial properties of sound zones. Shape-changing interfaces present new opportunities for addressing this. We present a structured investigation into this. We leveraged the knowledge of 12 sound experts to define a set of basic shapes and movements. Then, we constructed a prototype and conducted an elicitation study with 17 novice users, investigating the experience of these shapes and movements. Our findings show that physical visualizations of sound zones can be useful in supporting users' experience of sound zones. We present a framework of 4 basic pattern categories that prompt different sound zone experiences and outline further research directions for shape-change in supporting sound zone interaction.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2022 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems : CHI '22
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication date30 Apr 2022
Article number293
ISBN (Electronic)9781450391573
Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 2022
EventCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing - New Orleans, United States
Duration: 29 Apr 20225 May 2022


ConferenceCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew Orleans


  • Shape-changing interfaces
  • Sound zones
  • Interaction design
  • soundscape


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