Filippo Vanucci | Scrollables


Interactive paper scrolls
Master thesis, Interactive Telecommunications Program, NYU, 2010

Scrollables is a series of multi-scroll devices, an exploration of possible applications for a paper-based tangible interface. As paper as a medium is more and more threatened by the introduction of portable multi-touch screens and e-readers, the project aims at bringing back the tactile relationship with this material as a way to interact with the digital world.

Playing with the metaphor of "scrolling" adopted by early research in Human-Computer Interaction, the mouse wheel is replaced by physical scrolls. The end result is a series of boxes and table tops with movable rolls of paper wrapped on their surface, which allow for an interaction with digital applications in new and yet familiar ways.

Software Development
Physical Computing