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Tangible bits: towards seamless interfaces between people, bits and atoms
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This paper presents our vision of Human Computer Interaction (HCI): "Tangible Bits." Tangible Bits allows users to "grasp & manipulate" bits in the center of users' attention by coupling the bits with everyday physical objects and architectural surfaces. Expand
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Emerging frameworks for tangible user interfaces
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We present steps toward a conceptual framework for tangible user interfaces, and situate these within 12 application domains. Expand
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Bricks: laying the foundations for graspable user interfaces
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We introduce the concept of Graspable User Interfaces that allow direct control of electronic or virtual objects through physical handles that can be tightly coupled or “attached” to virtual objects. Expand
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Tangible bits: beyond pixels
  • H. Ishii
  • Computer Science
  • Tangible and Embedded Interaction
  • 18 February 2008
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This paper discusses a model of TUI, key properties, genres, applications, and summarizes the contributions made by the Tangible Media Group and other researchers since the publication of the first Tangible Bits paper. Expand
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Topobo: a constructive assembly system with kinetic memory
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We introduce Topobo, a 3D constructive assembly system embedded with kinetic memory, the ability to record and playback physical motion. Expand
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The metaDESK: models and prototypes for tangible user interfaces
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MetaDESK is a user interface platform demonstrating new interaction techniques we call "tangible user inter- faces." We explore the physical instantiation of interface elements from the graphical user interface paradigm, giving physical form to windows, icons, handles, menus, and controls. Expand
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inFORM: dynamic physical affordances and constraints through shape and object actuation
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We introduce the inFORM system, a state-of-the-art 2.5D shape display that enables dynamic affordances, constraints and actuation of passive objects. Expand
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Radical atoms: beyond tangible bits, toward transformable materials
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From GuI to TuI Humans have evolved a heightened ability to sense and manipulate the physical world, yet the digital world takes little advantage of our capacity for hand-eye coordination. Expand
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Ambient Displays: Turning Architectural Space into an Interface between People and Digital Information
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We envision that the architectural space we inhabit will be a new form of interface between humans and online digital information. Expand
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Illuminating clay: a 3-D tangible interface for landscape analysis
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This paper describes a novel system for the real-time computational analysis of landscape models. Expand
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