Puff the magic interface

Never mind that flat touch screen displays are almost always inaccessible to blind folks. They’re also aesthetically ooky to all of us who are used to feeling resistance from a pressed button, key, etc. as tactile confirmation that we’ve actually made contact with what we’re trying to operate. Chris Harrison, a student at Carnegie Mellon, is working on a flat panel display with pneumatic components that allow for concave and convex interface elements. Could be just the touch of genius necessary to bring universal access to the cellie age.

Chris Harrison: Providing Dynamically Changeable Physical Buttons on a Visual Display

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