Designing the world as your palette

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Designing the world as your palette
"The World as your Palette" is our ongoing effort to design and develop tools to allow artists to create visual art projects with elements (specifically, the color, texture, and moving patterns) extracted directly from their personal objects and their immediate environment. Our tool called "I/O Brush" looks like a regular physical paintbrush, but contains a video camera, lights, and touch sensors. Outside of the drawing canvas, the brush can pick up colors, textures, and movements of a brushed surface. On the canvas, artists can draw with the special "ink" they just picked up from their immediate environment. We describe the evolution and development of our system, from kindergarten classrooms to an art museum, as well as the reactions of our users to the growing expressive capabilities of our brush, as an iterative design process. Keywords Drawing, Children, Storytelling, Interaction Design, Tangible User Interfaces, Usability Research, User Experience, ...
Kimiko Ryokai, Stefan Marti, Hiroshi Ishii
Added 30 Nov 2009
Updated 30 Nov 2009
Type Conference
Year 2005
Where CHI
Authors Kimiko Ryokai, Stefan Marti, Hiroshi Ishii
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