Tangible Interaction

Co-Music Room

Co-Music Room

Co-Music Room

A Computational Enhanced Space For Children

Sheng Kai Tang, Tsung Hsien Wang, Yu Chang Hu
COmputational DEsign Lab, CMU

Introduction

Co-Music room is a music space designed for children to explore the music through collaborating with each other. The original idea is to allow children to play the music and experience the corporations though the process. This space, an 8×8 cube, consists of two fundamental components that are circular tile sensors on the floor and ball-shape sensors hanging on the ceiling. Both these two parts are utilized to activate the sound in this space, including music pitches and short tunes. Basically, each circular tile sensor in this demonstration is set up for one single music pitch and we have 7 different dimensional tile sensors in this stage. The other five ceiling ball sensors are regarded as the switches for background music tunes.

Publication

Tang, S.K., Wang, T.H. and Hu, Y.C.: 2006, Co-Music Room, Final Document for “Architectural Robotics” offered by Prof. Mark D. Gross.

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Tangible User Interface For Modelling

Tangible User Interface For Modelling

Tangible User Interface For Modelling

Wen Yan Tang, Sheng Kai Tang
Kun Shan University of Technology

Introduction

Recently, more and more researchers dedicated in the development of human computer interaction for CAD systems, such as gestural input of three dimensional coordinates, flexible manipulation of NURBS objects, and the creation of force feedback. These research results indicated that the more intuitive control the device can provide in modeling process, the more creative solutions can be generated. Based on what mention above, the problems of this research are that what kind of interactions with computer is necessary for designer while modeling? How to develop an intuitive modeling interface that fulfills the criteria generated by previous question? The objective of this research is to develop a tactile modeling interface by which designer could create three dimensional models as freely as playing with clay.

Publication

Tang, W.Y. and Tang, S.K.: 2006, A development of tactile modeling interface, In Proceedings of The Eleventh Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia 2006. Conference Poster Link.