Lumina: a soft kinetic material for morphing architectural skins and organic user interfaces

Khoo, C and Salim, F 2013, 'Lumina: a soft kinetic material for morphing architectural skins and organic user interfaces', in Silvia Santini, Friedemann Mattern (ed.) Proceedings of the 2013 ACM international joint conference on Pervasive and ubiquitous computing, New York, United States, 8-12 September 2013, pp. 53-62.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title Lumina: a soft kinetic material for morphing architectural skins and organic user interfaces
Author(s) Khoo, C
Salim, F
Year 2013
Conference name UbiComp 13: Context Sensing
Conference location New York, United States
Conference dates 8-12 September 2013
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 2013 ACM international joint conference on Pervasive and ubiquitous computing
Editor(s) Silvia Santini, Friedemann Mattern
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery
Place of publication New York, United States
Start page 53
End page 62
Total pages 10
Abstract The pervasive computing era has seen sensor and actuator technologies integrated into the design of kinetic building skins. This paper presents an investigation of a new soft kinetic material that has potential applications for morphing architectural building skins and organic user interfaces. The material capacities of Lumina to sense the ambient environment, morph and change forms, and emit light are demonstrated in the two prototypes presented in the paper. The first prototype is Blind, a form-changing organic user interface with multiple eye-like apertures that can be programmed to accept data input for visual communication. The second prototype is Blanket, a responsive morphing architectural skin with minimal mechanical and discrete components that sense real-time space occupancy data, manipulate light effects, perform active illumination, and act as an ambient display.
Subjects Ubiquitous Computing
Computer-Human Interaction
Keyword(s) Responsive architecture
kinetic building skins
formchanging materials
morphing
ambient displays
organic user interface
DOI - identifier 10.1145/2493432.2494263
Copyright notice © 2013 Authors, ACM, Inc.
ISBN 9781450317702
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