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Light-In-Light-Out (Li-Lo) Displays: Harvesting and Manipulating Light to Provide Novel Forms of Communication

Kris Seunarine, Dani Kalarikalayil Raju, Gethin Thomas, Suzanne Thomas Orcid Logo, Adam Pockett, Thomas Reitmaier, Cameron Steer, Tom Owen Orcid Logo, Yogesh Kumar Meena, Simon Robinson Orcid Logo, Jen Pearson Orcid Logo, Matt Carnie Orcid Logo, Deepak Sahoo Orcid Logo, Matt Jones Orcid Logo

CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Volume: April 2022, Pages: 1 - 15

Swansea University Authors: Kris Seunarine, Gethin Thomas, Suzanne Thomas Orcid Logo, Adam Pockett, Thomas Reitmaier, Cameron Steer, Tom Owen Orcid Logo, Yogesh Kumar Meena, Simon Robinson Orcid Logo, Jen Pearson Orcid Logo, Matt Carnie Orcid Logo, Deepak Sahoo Orcid Logo, Matt Jones Orcid Logo

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DOI (Published version): 10.1145/3491102.3517730

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Many of us daily encounter shadow and reflected light patterns alongside macro-level changes in ambient light levels. These are caused by elements—opaque objects, glass, mirrors, even clouds—in our environment interfacing with sunlight or artificial indoor lighting. Inspired by these phenomena, we e...

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Published in: CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
ISBN: 978-1-4503-9157-3 978-1-4503-9157
Published: New York, NY, USA ACM 2022
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa59423
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Abstract: Many of us daily encounter shadow and reflected light patterns alongside macro-level changes in ambient light levels. These are caused by elements—opaque objects, glass, mirrors, even clouds—in our environment interfacing with sunlight or artificial indoor lighting. Inspired by these phenomena, we explored ways of creating digitally-supported displays that use light, shade and reflection for output and harness the energy they need to operate from the sun or indoor ambient light. Through a set of design workshops we developed exemplar devices: SolarPix, ShadMo and GlowBoard. We detail their function and implementation, as well as evidencing their technical viability. The designs were informed by material understandings from the Global North and Global South and demonstrated in a cross-cultural workshop run in parallel in India and South Africa where community co-designers reflected on their uses and value given lived experience of their communication practices and unreliable energy networks.
Keywords: Sustainability, ambient devices / internet of things, public displays
College: College of Science
Funders: This work was supported by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council grants EP/R032750/1, EP/M022722/1 & EP/T024976/1.
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