TransformTable: A self-actuated shape-changing digital table

Kazuki Takashima, Naohiro Aida, Hitomi Yokoyama, Yoshifumi Kitamura

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Abstract

This paper proposes TransformTable, an interactive digital table, whose shape can be physically and dynamically deformed. Shape transformations are mechanically and electrically actuated by wireless signals from a host computer. TransfomTable represents digital information in a physically changeable screen shape and simultaneously produces different spatial arrangements of users around the table. This provides visual information while changing the physical workspace to allow users to effectively handle their tasks. We implemented the first TransformTable prototype that can deform from/into one of three typical shapes: round, square, or rectangular. We also discuss implementation methods and further application designs and scenarios. A preliminary study shows fundamental and potential social impacts of the table transformation on users' subjective views in a group conversation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationITS 2013 - Proceedings of the 2013 ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages179-187
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9781450322713
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event2013 8th ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces, ITS 2013 - St. Andrews, United Kingdom
Duration: 2013 Oct 62013 Oct 9

Publication series

NameITS 2013 - Proceedings of the 2013 ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces

Other

Other2013 8th ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces, ITS 2013
CountryUnited Kingdom
CitySt. Andrews
Period13/10/613/10/9

Keywords

  • group interaction
  • spatial behaviors
  • tabletop display

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Information Systems

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