I first saw this project a year or so ago at the Tangible & Embedded Interfaces conference in Cambridge (TEI’09). The Cubelets are a modular robot construction kit that looks like a lot of fun to play with… and are now apparently available for pre-order. Although aimed for use by children I can already think of some great ways to use this for physical sketching.
Nice video by Charlie North that combines some of the main elements of my PhD – Sketching, Interaction Design, Tangible Interfaces and Music. I particularly like the way that the scrunching up of the paper relates to the low-pass filter… would be great to see a fully functional version of this type of interface!
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- by Pete
I’ve given this talk a few times now. It started with an introduction to physical sketching for a workshop on stylistic interaction at the Tweak festival in Limerick, and then has been modified slightly for presentation to MA students in SARC. This is the most recent version, and contains a short exercise at the end for using physical sketching in the explorative design stage of a novel musical instrument.
The BeatBearing is used as a design example, to help illustrate the difference between sketching and prototyping in the design process.
Just happened across Ben Hopson’s site “Designing movement: An Aesthetic Investigation of Motion in Product Design”. There are some really good movies of his explorations of movement using just a deck of playing cards and some pins.