BYO*: Utilizing 3D Printed Tangible Tools for Interaction on Interactive Surfaces

Günther, Sebastian and Schmitz, Martin and Müller, Florian and Riemann, Jan and Mühlhäuser, Max

Abstract: Sharing and manipulating information are essential for collaborative work in meeting scenarios. Nowadays, people tend to bring their own devices as a result of increasing mobility possibilities. However, transferring data from one device to another can be cumbersome and tedious if restrictions like different platforms, form factors or environmental limitations apply. In this paper, we present two concepts to enrich interaction on and between devices through 3D printed customized tangibles: 1) Bring your own information, and 2) bring your own tools. For this, we enable interactivity for low-cost and passive tangible 3D printed objects by adding conductive material and make use of touch-enabled surfaces. Our system allows users to easily share digital contents across various devices and to manipulate them with individually designed tools without additional hardware required. Copyright \textcopyright 2017 ACM.