“Incompatible BLOCK: Wonders Accompanied Interface” by Fujiki, Ushiama and Tomimatsu

  • ©Jun Fujiki, Taketoshi Ushiama, and Kiyoshi Tomimatsu

  • ©Jun Fujiki, Taketoshi Ushiama, and Kiyoshi Tomimatsu

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    Incompatible BLOCK: Wonders Accompanied Interface

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Entry Number: 16


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    Incompatible BLOCK is a 3D modeling software with an interface of wonders. For interface design, the elements of enhancing user curiosity as well as intuitiveness and intelligibility are important. We incorporate wonders born from the discrepancy between three dimensions and two dimensions into the interface to enhance user curiosity. The wonders of the conversion into three dimensions, as expected by the user, are projected to make the interface predictable to some extent.

    In Incompatible BLOCK, user can generate a form by combining cubes and can draw lines for the form, floor, and background by a 2D operation. Figure 1 shows a screen of the Incompatible BLOCK with a model produced by using it. The pens lined on the right side of the screen are tools to draw lines for the cubes, floor, and background. On the left side of the screen are the hand tool for managing a cube, the rotation tool for rotating the space, and the zoom tool for zooming the space. The door tool, on the lower left side, is used to close a session.


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