MADO interface: A window like a tangible user interface to look into the virtual world

Takuya Maekawa, Yuichi Itoh, Norifumi Kawai, Yoshifumi Kitamura, Fumio Kishino

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Abstract

"MADO Interface" is a tangible user interface consisting of a compact touch-screen display and physical blocks. "MADO" means "window" in Japanese, and MADO Interface is utilized as the real window into the virtual world. Users construct a physical object by simply combining electrical blocks. Then, by connecting MADO Interface to the physical object, they can watch the virtual model corresponding to the physical block configuration (shape, color, etc.) The size and the viewpoint of the virtual model seen by the user depend on the position of MADO Interface, maintaining the consistency between the physical and virtual worlds. In addition, users can interact with the virtual model by touching the display on MADO Interface. These features enable users to explore the virtual world intuitively and powerfully.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Tangible and Embedded Interaction, TEI'09
Pages175-180
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Sep 21
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd International Conference on Tangible and Embedded Interaction, TEI'09 - Cambridge, United States
Duration: 2009 Feb 162009 Feb 18

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Tangible and Embedded Interaction, TEI'09

Other

Other3rd International Conference on Tangible and Embedded Interaction, TEI'09
CountryUnited States
CityCambridge
Period09/2/1609/2/18

Keywords

  • 3D modeling
  • Bi-directional interface
  • MADO Interface
  • Mixed reality
  • Real-time interaction
  • Tangible user interface

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Software

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