Exploring a Textile-based Shadow Lamp Display Incorporating Shape Memory Alloys

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Abstract

This paper explores a novel concept of textile-based shadow displays that incorporates shape memory alloys (SMA) on fabrics to cast dynamic shadows as an ambient information display. To explore this, we implemented a lamp prototype, capable of presenting a set of dynamic shadows. These shadows exemplified iconic vs. abstract shadow figures, as well as demonstrating changes in shadow sharpness, size and/or position on the lamp’s shade. We conducted a user study (n =8) to investigate the perception toward our concept. Our findings report that the concept does not only provide the potential for a variety of use cases, dynamic alterations of the shadows feel like a decorative addition to the living spaces, as well as creating relaxing channels of information display.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMUM 2021: 20th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia
PublisherACM
Pages131-136
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-8643-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021
MoEC publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventMUM 2021: 20th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia - Leuven, Belgium
Duration: 5 Dec 20218 Dec 2021
https://mum-conf.org/2021/

Conference

ConferenceMUM 2021
Country/TerritoryBelgium
CityLeuven
Period05.12.202108.12.2021
Internet address

Field of science

  • Visual arts and design

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