Title: [FIHSIHKAHLVRRCHUWAHL<>]: prototyping architectural user-interfaces in urban public space

Authors: Robert Cameron; Andrei Smolik

Addresses: School of Design, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, Perth, Western Australia, 6009, Australia ' School of Design and the Built Environment, Curtin University, Building 201, Level 3, Kent Street, Bentley, WA, 6102, Australia

Abstract: [FIHSIHKAHLVRRCHUWAHL<>] (heretofore FV), was a design research project into the development of an 'architectural user-interface' (AUI), a built structure that operates as a mediator between human beings and computational information. Through its use of computer vision and gestural interactions, the FV project aimed to develop a novel approach to the design of AUIs whose interactions occurred in relation to the space of the architecture rather than being limited to separate interfaces such as mobile phones or control terminals. In this paper, the concept, structure, and software of the project is outlined in detail. The advantages and disadvantages of this approach are then discussed in relation to the installation and testing of an initial prototype within a public space in Perth, Western Australia. This paper aims to provide research outcomes which may contribute to future interdisciplinary research in the fields of architecture, urban design, interactive public art, and HCI design.

Keywords: architectural user-interface; AUI; architectural design; human computer interface; HCI design; tangible computing; locative media; media architecture; urban prototyping.

DOI: 10.1504/IJART.2017.092497

International Journal of Arts and Technology, 2017 Vol.10 No.4, pp.301 - 317

Received: 24 Mar 2017
Accepted: 10 Mar 2018

Published online: 21 Jun 2018 *

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