Ken Nakagaki, Sean Follmer, and Hiroshi Ishii

LineFORM is a novel Shape Changing Interface which has the form of a “Line”. Lines have several interesting characteristics from the perspective of interaction design: abstractness of data representation; a variety of inherent interactions / affordances; and constraints as boundaries or borderlines. By utilising such aspects of lines together with the added capability of shape-shifting, we present various applications in different scenarios such as shape changing cords, mobiles, body constraints, and data manipulation to investigate the design space of line-based shape changing interfaces. This work takes the initial step of exploration for the actuated curve interfaces, envisioning the future where transforming lines to be woven into our everyday life.


-Publication

ACM UIST2015 (2015.11).

-Awards

Innovation by Design Awards 2016, Honorable Mention Award in Students Category(2016)
Golden A’ Design Award in Interaction Design Category (2016)

-Exhibition

Ars Electronica – Radical Atoms Exhibition (2016.9.8-).