Summary DisplayStacks are paper-like screens that can be arranged in piles, stacks or fans, or collated side-by-side or slightly overlapping. Each arrangement prompts the stack to react accordingly, allowing for different interactions.
Description Girouard et al. propose 5 techniques for interacting with paper-like displays. The Pile is a technique for loosely grouping displays by allowing the user to freely rearrange the pile, by moving the displays or inserting them throughout. A stack is a set of displays neatly arranged together. It is possible to change the location of individual displays and to bend them for quick flicking through. Displays can be arranged as a fan, which allows the user to rotate individual displays. A Linear Overlap enables displays to be arranged with a partial overlap, allowing the user to partially cover or uncover certain areas. Finally, collation allows placing displays side-by-side along a shared edge.
Design motivation Designing new types of interactions, Creating engaging experiences
Design goal Designing new interaction techniques, Supporting design of interfaces for dynamic collections of devices, Supporting interaction in a free manner, Supporting joint interaction with information across devices
Device type Private
Enabling technology Displays, Networking technologies, Sensors
Reference Girouard, A., Tarun, A., & Vertegaal, R. (2012). DisplayStacks: interaction techniques for stacks of flexible thin-film displays. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 2431-2440). ACM.
Pattern family Display Grouping
Cites ConnecTable, Bumping, Stitching, Codex
Cited by Conductor
Related to Bumping, Stitching, Codex
Examples Displaystacks-example.png
Diagram Diagram for DisplayStacks.png

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