FlexRemote: Exploring the effectiveness of deformable user interface as an input device for TV

Sang Su Lee, Seungwoo Maeng, Daeeop Kim, Kun Pyo Lee, Wonkyum Lee, Sangsik Kim, Sungkwan Jung

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We tried to explore the possibility of using deformation-based interaction as a new input method to remote control. We selected eight basic commands to control TV and design deformation-based gestures for each command based on prior studies regarding organic user interface. A prototype, the FlexRemote, was made and tested by informal user study. The study showed that the users have higher preferences to the FlexRemote in comparison with the conventional input devices and the users can make intuitive interactions through physical deforms. From this positive explorative study, we are expecting that this study will present a new direction in intuitive and fun interaction method with TV in living room environments, which is gaining greater importance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHCI International 2011 - Posters' Extended Abstracts - International Conference, HCI International 2011, Proceedings
Number of pages4
EditionPART 2
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jul 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event14th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2011 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: 9 Jul 201114 Jul 2011

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
NumberPART 2
Volume174 CCIS
ISSN (Print)1865-0929


Conference14th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL


  • deformation-based interaction
  • interaction design
  • organic user interface

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Mathematics(all)

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