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A liquid tangible display for mobile colour mixing / Cameron Steer; Simon Robinson; Jennifer Pearson; Deepak Sahoo; Ian Mabbett; Matt Jones

Pages: 1 - 7

Swansea University Author: Mabbett, Ian

DOI (Published version): 10.1145/3229434.3229461

Abstract

Digital painting is an increasingly popular medium of expression for many artists, yet when compared to its traditional equivalents of physical brushes and viscous paint it lacks a dimension of tangibility. We conducted observations and interviews with physical and digital artists, which gave us a s...

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ISBN: 978-1-4503-5898-9
Published: Barcelona, Spain MobileHCIHuman Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services 2018
Online Access: https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?doid=3229434.3229461
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa44417
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Abstract: Digital painting is an increasingly popular medium of expression for many artists, yet when compared to its traditional equivalents of physical brushes and viscous paint it lacks a dimension of tangibility. We conducted observations and interviews with physical and digital artists, which gave us a strong understanding of the types of interactions used to create both physicalanddigitalart,andtheimportantroletangibilityplays within these experiences. From this, we developed a unique liquid-like tangible display for mobile, digital colour mixing. Using a chemical hydrogel that changes its viscosity depending on temperature, we are able to create some resemblances to the feeling of mixing paint with a finger. This paper documentstheinformationgatheredfromworkingwithartists,how this process informed the development of a mobile painting attachment, and an exploration of its capabilities. After returning with our prototype, we found that it provided artists with sensationsofoilandacrylicpaintmixingandalsosuccessfully mimicked how paints are laid out on a paint palette.
Keywords: User Interfaces: Haptic I/O; Input devices and strategies; artists; hydrogel; textures; digital painting
College: College of Science
Start Page: 1
End Page: 7