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MoveableMaker: Facilitating the Design, Generation, and Assembly of Moveable Papercraft

Michelle Annett, Tovi Grossman, Daniel Wigdor, George Fitzmaurice

ACM Symposium on User Interface Software & Technology
2015

MoveableMaker: Facilitating the Design, Generation, and Assembly of Moveable Papercraft (5:01 min.)

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Abstract

In this work, we explore moveables, i.e., interactive papercraft that harness user interaction to generate visual effects. First, we present a survey of children’s books that captured the state of the art of moveables. The results of this survey were synthesized into a moveable taxonomy and informed MoveableMaker, a new tool to assist users in designing, generating, and assembling moveable papercraft. MoveableMaker supports the creation and customization of a number of moveable effects and employs moveable-specific features including animated tooltips, automatic instruction generation, constraint-based rendering, techniques to reduce material waste, and so on. To understand how MoveableMaker encourages creativity and enhances the workflow when creating moveables, a series of exploratory workshops were conducted. The results of these explorations, including the content participants created and their impressions, are discussed, along with avenues for future research involving moveables.

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