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Physical Prototype 04


04 Physical Prototype

To demonstrate the visual qualities of our proposed design, we constructed a physical prototype.

The prototype was built by placing tightly-wrapped bundles of black plastic straws within a black-painted wooden frame.

Five small incandescent lights were placed in a box behind the frame.

Colored velum was used to color the light passing through the straws.

A mockup of the control panel was created with silver and black paper and metallic pens.

Sample designs for the guest controller cards were made by modifying transparent plastic playing cards.


IID 2005 . Human-Computer Interaction Institute . Carnegie Mellon University