Projectagami is a foldable mobile device that leverages simple 2D origami form to give applications new affordances: enabling rapid customization of the device shape. This bridges the gap between differently sized touch screen devices, and enables a novel and mobile form of split screen touch interaction that deviates from traditional rectangular form. We show how a flexible mobile device with unrestricted folding can create more realistic and augmented experiences: building on people’s existing abilities to manipulate real world objects. We demonstrate this with shape enhanced “Wizard of Oz” demo applications including a book, online shopping, a board game, street navigation, and a dynamic browser. Our prototype is tracked with a Kinect and uses a projector for visual output. In the future, we envision devices like Projectagami to be self-contained and extended to 3D form.

Credits: Tan et al. 2015


Dominique Tan, Maciej Kumorek, Andres A. Garcia, Adam Mooney, and Derek Bekoe. 2015. Projectagami: A Foldable Mobile Device with Shape Interactive Applications. In Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA ’15). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 1555-1560. DOI:

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