In this paper, we present a novel ‘push-able’ interface by utilizing a stretchable elastic screen. This interface enables an intuitive exploration through complex & multi-dimensional data structures. By deforming the elastic membrane of the screen, users can manipulate not only their points of interest, such as traditional mouse cursors, but also their surrounding regions as well. Also by its force of restoration, the elastic screen gives users a natural passive force feedback when it is stretched, which in turn makes more intuitive interactions possible. We have applied this system to several applications including a browser for computed tomography data of human body and a graph navigation scheme based on physical user interaction forces.

Credits: Yun et al. 2013


Kyungwon Yun, JunBong Song, Keehong Youn, Sungmin Cho, and Hyunwoo Bang. 2013. ElaScreen: exploring multi-dimensional data using elastic screen. In CHI ’13 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA ’13). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 1311-1316. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1145/2468356.2468590

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