The DataTiles system integrates the benefits of two major interaction paradigms: graphical and physical user interfaces. Tagged transparent tiles are used as modular construction units. These tiles are augmented by dynamic graphical information when they are placed on a sensor-enhanced flat panel display. They can be used independently or can be combined into more complex configurations, similar to the way language can express complex concepts through a sequence of simple words.
Artists / Authors
- Jun Rekimoto, Director, Interaction Laboratory, Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc., Tokyo, Japan
- Brygg Ullmer, Tangible Media Group, MIT Media Laboratory, Cambridge, MA
Partners / Sponsors
The project is financed by the Sony Computer Science Laboratories' research budget. The cost for making a prototype is roughly 15,000 USD.
Redaktion netzspannung.org, Jul 14, 2004
- research project
- interface |
- Graphical User Interface GUI
Additions to Keyword List
- Visual language |
- Tangible user interfaces |
- Interaction techniques