Jammify: interactive multi-sensory system for digital art jamming

Sachith Muthukumarana, Don Samitha Elvitigala, Qin Wu, Yun Suen Pai, Suranga Nanayakkara

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As social distancing is becoming the new normal, technology holds the potential to bridge this societal gap through novel interaction modalities that allow multiple users to collaborate and create content together. We present Jammify, an interactive multi-sensory system that focuses on providing a unique digital art-jamming experience with a visual display and a wearable arm-sleeve. The ‘jamming-canvas’ visual display is a two-sided LED light wall (2 m × 6 m) where users can draw free-hand gestures on either side and switch between two view modes: own-view and shared-view. The arm-sleeve uses shape-memory-alloy integrated fabric to sense and re-create a subtle and natural touch sensation on each other’s hands. We describe the details of the design and interaction possibilities based on the diverse combinations of both input and output modalities of the system, as well as findings from a user study with ten participants.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2021 - 18th IFIP TC 13 International Conference Bari, Italy, August 30 – September 3, 2021 Proceedings, Part V
EditorsCarmelo Ardito, Rosa Lanzilotti, Alessio Malizia, Helen Petrie, Antonio Piccinno, Giuseppe Desolda, Kori Inkpen
Place of PublicationCham Switzerland
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9783030856076
ISBN (Print)9783030856069
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes
EventIFIP TC13 Conference on Human-Computer Interaction 2021 - Bari, Italy
Duration: 30 Aug 20213 Sept 2021
Conference number: 18th
https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-85623-6 (Proceedings)

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


ConferenceIFIP TC13 Conference on Human-Computer Interaction 2021
Abbreviated titleINTERACT 2021
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  • Collaborative drawing
  • Crowd and creativity
  • Digital drawings
  • Haptics
  • I/O Interface
  • Large displays
  • Touch

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