WristOrigami: Exploring foldable design for multi-display smartwatch
Paper in proceedings, 2018

We present WristOrigami, an origami-inspired design concept and system extending the interaction with smartwatches through a foldable structure with multiple on-wrist displays. The current design provides extra affordances via folding, flipping, and elastic pulling actions on a multidisplay smartwatch. To motivate the design of WristOrigami, we developed a taxonomy that could be useful for analyzing and characterizing the origami-inspired multi-display smartwatch interaction. Through a participatory-design study with a set of prototypes with different levels of fidelity, we investigated users' perception of WristOrigami in a wide range of applications with the presented features, and summarized a list of common shape configurations. We summarized our findings into seven design recommendations, to inform the future design of foldable smartwatch interactions. We further developed a set of application demonstrations as proofs-of-concept.


Shape-changing interface


Organic user interface


K. N. Zhu

City University of Hong Kong

Morten Fjeld

Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers), Interaction Design (Chalmers)

Adviye Ayca Unluer Cimen

Yildiz Technical University

DIS 2018 - Proceedings of the 2018 Designing Interactive Systems Conference

978-145035198-0 (ISBN)

2018 Designing Interactive Systems Conference, DIS 2018
Hong Kong, Hong Kong,

Subject Categories

Media and Communication Technology

Interaction Technologies

Human Computer Interaction



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