Tangled interaction: on the expressiveness of tangible user interfaces

Redström, Johan (2008) Tangled interaction: on the expressiveness of tangible user interfaces. ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI), 15 (4).

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This is an analysis and exploration of a basic aesthetic issue in interaction design: how an ambition to design strong and persistent relations between appearance and functionality, evident in approaches such as tangible user interfaces, in crucial ways in which conflicts with the ways miniaturization of technology have changed the relation between the object's surface and its internal complexity. To further investigate this issue, four conceptual design experiments are presented exploring the expressiveness and aesthetic potential of overloading the object's surface by adding several layers of interaction, thus creating a kind of tangled interaction.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Aesthetics, design theory, interaction design, tangible user interfaces
ID Code:3542
Deposited By:Johan Redström
Deposited On:03 Feb 2009
Last Modified:14 Nov 2013 14:48

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