Enhancing everyday paper interactions with paper circuits

Michael Shorter, Jon Rogers, John McGhee

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    Our interactions with paper are so habitual as to be subconscious. Paper is an inextricable component of our daily lives. In this paper we present the crafting of, and the reflections on, four prototypes; these prototypes explore how adding new functionality through paper circuits can enrich interactions with paper. We define paper circuits as circuits that have been made through the process of printing or applying conductive ink onto standard paper in order to form electronic or electric circuits. We will provide reflections on not just the benefits of paper circuitry, but also how the newly added affordances gained from paper circuitry effect the experience of paper interactions. This paper will illustrate how this new evolution of paper can be used to produce cheap lightweight ubiquitous electronic products, new art forms, and most importantly enhance the user experience of paper without losing the existing well-loved affordances that paper currently possesses.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationDIS '14
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 2014 conference on Designing interactive systems
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-2902-6
    Publication statusPublished - 23 Jun 2014
    EventACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems - Vancouver, Canada
    Duration: 21 Jun 201425 Jun 2014


    ConferenceACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems
    Abbreviated titleDIS 2014
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