Workshop on Displays Take New Shape: An Agenda for Future Interactive Surfaces

Displays Take New Shape: An Agenda for Future Interactive Surfaces

CHI 2013 Workshop


Interactive displays are taking new shapes. Improvised displays transform
everyday objects, surfaces and the human body into displays. Minimal
displays leverage very simple visual cues for conveying information.
Curved, flexible and shape-changing displays communicate through the shape

This workshop provides a forum for sharing and discussing visions of
future interactive surfaces that leverage alternative display types and
form factors to better convey information and enable more expressive
input. By doing so, we aim to identify and understand emerging trends and
define an agenda for future research and development.


We invite contributions that present and discuss a vision of future
interactive displays and surfaces from the perspective of technology,
applications, or social implications. Which challenges and problems of
today’s interactive displays will they overcome? Which new challenges
might arise because of them? What are the necessary steps to realize this
vision, in terms of technology, concepts, interactions, or social
practice? The proposed vision should be supported by the authors’ current
work demonstrating how they build toward that future or analyze that
future, e.g. through technological developments, design explorations,
interactive prototypes, or social studies. We encourage submissions from a
diverse range of participants, perspectives and disciplines.

Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:
* Turning everyday objects and surfaces into displays
* On-body displays
* 3D shaped displays
* Curved, flexible, resizable and shape-changing displays
* Enabling technologies: display, projection, actuation and sensing
* Applications that benefit from future interactive surfaces
* Novel interaction techniques and visualizations
* Social implications
* Case studies


Position papers of maximum 4 pages in the CHI extended abstracts format
should be submitted on the workshop homepage by January 11, 2013.
Submissions will be selected based on their originality, quality and
ability to promote discussion amongst the community. Notifications of
acceptance will be given by February 8, 2013. One author of each paper is
required to register to the workshop and one day of CHI’13. The one-day
workshop will take place in conjunction with CHI’13 in Paris, on either
April 27 or April 28 (exact date to be confirmed soon). Questions should
be directed to

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