|engl. Beschreibung/ Kurzkommentar
Tangible Interfaces, Tangible and Embodied Interaction
Tangible User Interfaces (TUIs) have emerged as a new interface type that interlinks the digital and physical worlds. The idea is to be able to grasp and manipulate the interface itself as well as the interface objects quite literally with your hands. ‚Tangible and Embodied Interaction’ (TEI) takes an even broader view. Instead of focusing on providing tangible “handles” to digital data, it aims at a richer bodily interaction style with augmented or computerized objects or functionality embedded within the environment. This includes e.g. tangible controllers, smart devices and appliances, but may also include expressive forms of movement and gesture input, or large scale augmented objects. TEI is a very interdisciplinary field of research, with contributions coming from computer science, psychology and cognitive science, design, the arts, and education.
In this seminar, students will work with some of the core literature within this field, prepare and hold presentations, and submit a written report on specialized topics in the field. We will discuss the different viewpoints found in the literature, and investigate how the different disciplinary perspectives brought in can be productively combined.
Orit Shaer, Eva Hornecker. Tangible User Interfaces: Past, Present and Future Directions. Foundations and Trends in HCI (FnT in HCI) Vol. 3 Nr. 1-2, 2010, pp. 1-138