TEI '12

Inflated roly-poly

Hyosun Kwon

Seok-Hyung Bae

Hwan Kim

Woohun Lee


We present an air-contained display medium that can be directly deformed and spatially moved by various physical interaction techniques for interactive games. We first investigated familiar objects in our everyday lives that allow users to easily anticipate the idea of exertion interaction. We then introduce a novel concept of interactive medium, dubbed Inflated Roly-Poly, which consists of an inflated body with a roly-poly structure. This device receives physical input, provides passive haptic feedback and allows spatial interaction. We discuss a number of interaction techniques with game applications on Inflated Roly-Poly that presents an engaging experience through full-body interaction. Finally, we conducted an experience workshop with four participants. The workshop proved that an inflated screen coupled with a roly-poly structure exceeds the capabilities of the rigid touch screens in terms of engagement in physical interaction.

Keywords: Inflatable; exertion interface; flexible displays; organic user interface; embedded interaction; physical interaction


Seok-Hyung Bae

Associate professor

Department of Industrial Design, KAIST
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