Shape-changing User Interfaces

At MIT Media Lab’s Tangible Media Group, Daniel Leithinger and his team are pioneering tactile user interfaces. Watch as Leithinger demos inFORM, a dynamic shape display that allows users to interact with digital information physically.

Recorded at INK2014, Mumbai


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Daniel Leithinger


Daniel is a PhD candidate for the Tangible Media Group at the MIT Media Lab, where his work focuses on human computer interaction.  He believes that computers could be much more powerful if their interactions would engage with human bodies more fully.  Daniel’s goal is to build a new generation of human computer interfaces, one that can render dynamic, physical shapes that we can touch and transform to express ourselves and collaborate with others.  Already, Daniel has built a number of tangible prototypes based on his vision.

Daniel’s projects have been presented at Ars Electronica, Siggraph and the Science Center Singapore and published at ACM ITS, TEI, CHI and UIST conference. He has received the Austrian State Prize for Multimedia, Europrix Top Talent Award, Laval Virtual ReVolution Award, RTT Emerging Technology Award, Siggraph Research Challenge, UIST Student Innovation Contest and best paper awards at UIST and CHI.

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