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Title:Fabricating Custom-Shaped Thin-Film Interactive Surfaces
Speaker:Simon Olberding
coming from:Cluster of Excellence - Multimodal Computing and Interaction - MMCI
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Event Type:Promotionskolloquium
Visibility:D1, D2, D3, D4, D5, SWS, RG1, MMCI
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Level:Public Audience
Date, Time and Location
Date:Thursday, 10 December 2015
Duration:60 Minutes
Building:E1 7 - MMCI
Novel possibilities in digital fabrication empower end-users to design and fabricate custom objects and surfaces. But in order to equip these with interactivity, the user has to fall back on existing display and touch surfaces, which come in a predefined resolution and shape. This constrains the shape and consequently the application areas of the interactive device. This work presents three approaches, based on printed electronics, for designing and fabricating interactive surfaces with an individual shape and functionality on flexible materials.
The first contribution is a design and fabrication approach for custom and flexible touch-displays. We present display primitives to support their digital design. In order for the end-user to physically instantiate the design, we show two practicable printing processes for electroluminescent displays. Additionally, a technical solution for adding touch sensitivity is provided. In the second contribution, we extend this work with a novel design and fabrication approach for interactive folded 3D objects. In an integrated digital design environment, the user annotates 3D models with user interface elements. Based on the design, folding and printing patterns including interactive elements are automatically generated. The third contribution focuses on manual forming. We show a flexible multi-touch sensor foil, which can be cut using physical tools while remaining functional. We contribute novel patterns for the internal wiring of the sensor to support a variety of shapes.
Name(s):Ellen Fries
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