Thesis: Extending the Touchscreen

Thesis: Extending the Touchscreen

Project Description:

Touchscreens like those found on smartphones and tablets have enabled a new generation of versatile user interfaces. My thesis project at ITP, Extending the Touchscreen, aims to further this versatility by using conductive materials to construct a series of physical, mechanical, and electrical devices that touch, interact and communicate directly through the touchscreen interface. My goal in constructing these external devices is to make touchscreen interactions more tactile, physical and potentially more expressive and fun.

Thesis Teaser:


MIT’s Technology Review : Pushing the Limits of the Touch Screen

Gizmodo : Here Are a Bunch of Ways to Make Touchscreen Gaming About More Than Screen

Creative Applications : Extending the Touchscreen [oF, Arduino, iPad, iPhone]

Mac Rumors : Extending the Touchscreen with Physical Objects (Video)

Create Digital Music : Touch, Plus Tactile: In Gaming as in Research, Physical Controls Augment Touchscreens

Makezine Blog : Touchscreen Interface Hacks

Hack A Day : Extending the usability of touchscreens

PSFK : The Future of Touchscreen Technology

DVICE : 5 new inventions from NYU’s art and programming science fair

FastCoDesign : 7 Ways To Enhance Touchscreen UIs, Michel Gondry-Style