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 disappearing due to the introduction of portable digital screens, the project aims at bringing back the tactile properties of 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.