Snaplet: Using body shape to inform function in mobile flexible display devices
With recent advances in flexible displays, computer displays are no longer restricted to flat, rigid form factors. In this paper, we propose that the physical form of a flexible display, depending on the way it is held or worn, can help shape its current functionality. We propose Snaplet, a wearable flexible E Ink display augmented with sensors that allow the shape of the display to be detected. Snaplet is a paper computer in the form of a bracelet. When in a convex shape on the wrist, Snaplet functions as a watch and media player. When held flat in the hand it is a PDA with notepad functionality. When held in a concave shape Snaplet functions as a phone. Calls are dropped by returning its shape to a flat or convex shape.
|Keywords||Bend gestures, E ink, Flexible displays, Organic user interfaces|
|Conference||29th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2011|
Tarun, A.P. (Aneesh P.), Burleson, W. (Winslow), Lahey, B. (Byron), Vertegaal, R. (Roel), & Girouard, A. (2011). Snaplet: Using body shape to inform function in mobile flexible display devices. In Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings (pp. 329–334). doi:10.1145/1979742.1979701