Experiential Tangible UI for Controlling Lighting

Tuomas Lappalainen, Johanna Korpela, Ashley Colley, Jonna Häkkilä

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In this demo we present a tangible UI concept for controlling the color of lighting. The interaction is performed by placing different color glass objects to a bowl of water. The system demonstrates an aesthetic design for a tangible UI, and aims to provide the user an experience-rich haptic UI. The demo aims towards decorative and calm UIs for home control systems. It seeks to hide conventional technology and switches, and is part of the ubiquitous computing design vision for calm computing.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUbiComp '16
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, Adjunct
EditorsPaul Lukowicz
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, USA
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-4462-3
Publication statusPublished - 2016
MoEC publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing: Adjunct - Heidelberg, Germany
Duration: 12 Sep 201616 Sep 2016

Publication series

SeriesUbiComp '16


ConferenceACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing
Abbreviated titleUbiComp '16


  • calm computing, glass, light control systems, tangible user interface, user experience, water

Field of science

  • Visual arts and design


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