A dynamic flexible and interactive display method of digital photographs

Chi Thanh Vi, Kazuki Takashima, Hitomi Yokoyama, Gengdai Liu, Yuichi Itoh, Sriram Subramanian, Yoshifumi Kitamura

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We propose D-FLIP (Dynamic & Flexible Interactive PhotoShow), a novel algorithm that dynamically displays digital photos using different organizing principles. Various requirements for photo arrangements can be flexibly replaced or added through the interaction and the results are continuously and dynamically displayed. D-FLIP uses an approach based on combinatorial optimization and emergent computation, where geometric parameters such as location, size, and photo angle are considered to be functions of time; dynamically determined by local relationships among adjacent photos at every time instance. As a consequence, the global layout of all photos is automatically varied. We first present examples of photograph behaviors that demonstrate the algorithm and then investigate users' task engagement using EEG in the context of story preparation and telling. The result shows that D-FLIP requires less task engagement and mental efforts in order to support storytelling.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)451-462
Number of pages12
JournalEntertainment Computing
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Dec 1


  • Animation
  • Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Emergent computation
  • Entertainment computing
  • Photograph
  • Task engagement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction


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