depuis 2013

User Studio (R&D) – DIRTI for iPad

Digital interfaces from the real world

In short

The Dirty Tangible Interfaces are a family of controllers based on interaction with tangible materials. They allow humans to operate a tablet, for example, much in the same way as with a touchscreen... and they differ from that by providing infinitely nuanced and expressive interaction.

Challenges

Control your iPad with tapioca! The Dirty Tangible Interfaces (DIRTI) are a family of controllers based on interaction with tangible materials such as tapioca seeds. They allow humans to operate a tablet, for example, much in the same way as with a touchscreen... and they differ from that by providing infinitely nuanced and expressive interaction.

Steps

  1. 1Research
  2. 2Design
  3. 3Testing at Ircam \[French institute dedicated to music & sound research]

Our involvment

With this device, children play with tapioca seeds to create images and sound. The interface makes the relationship with a tablet much more sensitive. DIRTI is not just a fun way to get your hands dirty, it is above all a new way of thinking about human/machine interaction and data manipulation.

Kids in Paris making music on an iPad by simply moving their hands through sand. Apple video celebrating 30 years of Mac