DepthTouch, an installation which explores future interactive surfaces and features elastic feedback, allowing the user to go deeper than with regular multi-touch surfaces. DepthTouch’s elastic display allows the user to create valleys and ascending slopes by depressing or grabbing its textile surface. We describe the experimental approach for eliciting appropriate interaction metaphors from interaction with real materials and the resulting digital prototype.
Joshua Peschke, Fabian Göbel, Thomas Gründer, Mandy Keck, Dietrich Kammer, and Rainer Groh. 2012. DepthTouch: an elastic surface for tangible computing. In Proceedings of the International Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces (AVI ’12), Genny Tortora, Stefano Levialdi, and Maurizio Tucci (Eds.). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 770-771. DOI=http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2254556.2254706