Emotional smart materials

Akira Wakita, Midori Shibutani, Kohei Tsuji

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5 Citations (Scopus)


To build affective and emotional interaction, we pay attention to materials of interface. We introduce two non-emissive displays as examples showing our concept. Fabcell is a fabric pixel that changes its color with non-emissive manner. Matrix arrangement of Fabcell enables information display with fabric texture. Jello Display is composed of gel blocks with moisture, coldness and softness. The unique look and feel enables organic information display. These kinds of haptic and organic information displays have ability adding rich affectivity to the artifacts used in our everyday life.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman-Computer Interaction
Subtitle of host publicationAmbient, Ubiquitous and Intelligent Interaction - 13th International Conference, HCI International 2009, Proceedings
Number of pages4
EditionPART 3
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event13th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2009 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 2009 Jul 192009 Jul 24

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 3
Volume5612 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other13th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA


  • Affective computing
  • Smart material
  • Tangible interface
  • Ubiquitous computing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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