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Body as a canvas: an exploration on the role of the body as display of digital information

conference contribution
posted on 01.01.2018, 00:00 authored by Thuong HoangThuong Hoang, Hasan FerdousHasan Ferdous, F Vetere, M Reinoso
The human body in HCI is often seen as an actuator for
issuing commands and providing input to digital systems.
We present the concept of the body as a canvas, in which the
body acts as both an actuator and a display for information.
Body as a canvas creates an interaction loop where
interaction with information causes changes in the body,
which in turn changes the display of information. Our
qualitative study using an on-body projection system in a
public exhibition investigates this concept with regards to
body characteristics, types of body input, interactions
between multiple bodies, and comparison to other display
technologies. Findings show that body as a canvas creates
connectedness between the body and information. Finally,
we discuss how body characteristics and appearances can
complement the information, when the body acts as a canvas

History

Event

Designing Interactive Systems. Conference (2018 : Hong Kong, China)

Pagination

253 - 263

Publisher

ACM

Location

Hong Kong, China

Place of publication

New York, N.Y.

Start date

09/06/2018

End date

13/06/2018

ISBN-13

9781450351980

Language

eng

Publication classification

E Conference publication; E1 Full written paper - refereed

Editor/Contributor(s)

I Koskinen

Title of proceedings

DIS 2018 : Proceedings of the 2018 Designing Interactive Systems Conference