Tactile Content

Shape-Changing Mobiles

Morphing mobiles. One size fits all.
Our hands

are very good at feeling the shape of the things they hold. This project investigated ways for a device with a dynamically adjustable shape to display digital content in a tactile way. For example, when reading an e-book, the amount of pages remaining can be indicated by increasing or decreasing the device’s thickness on the respective side. Or imagine a phone that shifts to »point« the way during mobile navigation. The user can follow the route by simply feeling the device, rather than looking down at the screen.

Check out my talk at TEDxBerlin to learn more about this project.