Low-resolution lighting displays are commonplace in internet-of-things devices, wearable products and embedded interfaces. However, prototyping such displays is challenging and cumbersome as methods, specific domain knowledge and skills are only available to experts. Sketching-in-Light is a novel toolkit to assist with designing and evaluating the characteristics of low resolution lighting displays as well as content variations using different materials. The components of the toolkit include a tablet, a custom-built app and low-cost prototyping materials. The toolkit can easily be replicated and adopted by others working in this domain to prototype lowresolution lighting displays without requiring any previous expertise in hardware prototyping.

Project Lead: Marius Hoggenmüller, Alexander Wiethoff, Martin Tomitsch
21.03.2017 TEI Conference / Yokohama (Japan)
[PDF] M. Hoggenmueller, Wiethoff, M. and Tomitsch, M., „Sketching-in-Light: Enabling Hybrid Prototyping of Low-Resolution Lighting Displays,“ In Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction.