Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
School of Computing
Brygg A Ullmer, Committee Chair
Larry F Hodges
Research on tangible user interfaces commonly focuses on tangible interfaces acting alone or in comparison with screen-based multi-touch or graphical interfaces. In contrast, hybrid approaches can be seen as the norm for established "mainstream" interaction paradigms. This dissertation describes interfaces that support complementary information mediations, representational forms, and scales toward an ecology of systems embodying hybrid interaction modalities. I investigate systems combining tangible and multi-touch, as well as systems combining tangible and virtual reality interaction. For each of them, I describe work focusing on design and fabrication aspects, as well as work focusing on reproducibility, engagement, legibility, and perception aspects.
Gomes de Siqueira, Alexandre, "Toward New Ecologies of Cyberphysical Representational Forms, Scales, and Modalities" (2019). All Dissertations. 2458.