Tangible Lights: Dinner table interactions with cast light

Tangible Lights: Dinner table interactions with cast light

 

While there has been much focus on tangible lighting interfaces embedded in physical object and smartphones as remote control, there has not been sufficient attention on how the expressivity of bodily movement can be used when designing interactions with light. Therefore, we investigate interaction with lighting technology beyond the smartphone and physical controllers. We examine the usefulness of the in-air gestural interaction style for lighting control.

 

Tangible Lights: Reaching far corners of the table

Tangible Lights: Reaching far corners of the table

 

We bring forward “Tangible Lights”, which serves as a novel interface for in-air interaction with lighting, drawing on existing knowledge from the tangible world.

This work has been accepted for inclusion in the TEI2015 conference in the “Work-In-Progress” track and was demonstrated during the conference.

Tor Sørensen, Oskar D. Andersen, and Timothy Merritt. 2015. “Tangible Lights”: In-Air Gestural Control of Home Lighting. In Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction (TEI ’15). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 727-732. DOI=10.1145/2677199.2687909 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2677199.2687909

http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2677199.2687909&coll=DL&dl=GUIDE&CFID=473599164&CFTOKEN=66585924

 

Technical setup of Tangible Lights

Technical setup of Tangible Lights