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Title: Kickables: Tangibles for Feet
Authors: Schmidt, Dominik
RAMAKERS, Raf
Warming, Esben
Jasper, Johannes
Koehler, Sven
Pohl, Aileen
Rantzsch, Hannes
Rau, Andreas
Schmidt, Patrick
Sterz, Christoph
Yurchenko, Yanina
Baudisch, Patrick
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: ACM
Citation: Proceedings of the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Proceedings, p. 3143-3152
Abstract: We introduce the concept of tangibles that users can manipulate with their feet. We call them kickables. Unlike traditional tangibles, kickables allow for very large interaction surfaces as kickables reside on the ground. The main benefit of kickables over other foot-based modalities, such as foot touch, is their strong affordance, which we validate in two user studies. This affordance makes kickables well-suited for walk-up installations, such as tradeshows or museum exhibits. We present a custom design as well as five families of standard kickables to help application designers create kickable applications faster. Each family supports multiple standard controls, such as push buttons, switches, dials, and sliders. Each type explores a different design principle, in particular different mechanical constraints. We demonstrate an implementation on our pressure-sensing floor.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/16617
DOI: 10.1145/2556288.2557016
ISBN: 978-1-4503-2473-1
Category: C1
Type: Proceedings Paper
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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