Project Number

50

Title

Formal Elegance and Multi-modal Command Objects

Description

Poster series on multi-modal command objects as seen in reality.

Contact

Danielle Eubank

Affiliation

University of California, Los Angeles

Address

Department of Design 
1200 Dickson Art Center 
Los Angeles, California 90024 
+1.310.208.5600 
+1.310.206.6676 fax

E-mail

WWW

Year

1993

Reference

SIGGRAPH 93 Visual Proceedings

Project Details

"This series of six posters investigates multi-modal command objects as they exist in our current environment." 
 
The designer has undertaken a study of command objects today to examine issues such function and age significance. The six posters are a graphical representation of some of those paradigms (push, insert, dial, pull, flip, etc) to get the viewer to think about their evolution forward. 
 
The designer believes that "cross-cultural interaction requires well-designed recognition-oriented interfaces that perform the diversified tasks computer perform." By studying todays command objects and their paradigms, the designer believes that "[s]uccessful design for human-computer interaction relies on a great understanding of current effective command objects and superior transference of that knowledge to a computer or video monitor."

Sight

Canon Color Bubble-Jet Copier A1 posters

Sound

Touch

Smell

Taste

Other

Emergence

5 - Established, Finished

Intent

3 - Application (expression, enabler)

Primary

307 - art / commentary

Secondary

307 - art / commentary

Remarks

"A command object is any mechanism, mechanical or otherwise, which when manipulated directs an action. Usually, these controllers will have at least one movable piece.... Command objects must directly communicate with another object: light switch, steering wheel, door lock. This excludes drawer pulls, inactive objects such as a screwdriver, and crescent wrenches."

 


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