Metaphernproduktion für Begreifbare Benutzerschnittstellen.

Rainer Groh, Thomas Gründer, Mandy Keck

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The designers of human-computer interfaces use metaphors to transfer functions and operations of a known concept onto a new, abstract function in a technical system. After defining the concept of metaphor, we derive a method to find and explore new ones. The focus of the essay is on designing graspable user interfaces. While most of the literature takes a repertoire of metaphors for granted, we utilize materials and substances from daily life to investigate how to interact with them. This method is illustrated by examples of student-based research.
Translated title of the contributionProduction of Metaphors for Graspable User Interfaces
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)44-49
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

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