Introduction

Technological developments in display technologies allow us to explore the design of mobile devices that extend beyond the rigid, flat screen surfaces with which we are familiar. The next generation mobile devices will instead include deformable displays that users can physically push, pull, bend or flex or have those actions performed by the device so that it physically mutates to better represent the on-screen content.

This workshop is interested in all aspects of Deformable Displays: from the methods, materials and alternatives for the construction of such displays to the design of input techniques for such devices and how shape change can be used as an additional channel for output.

This workshop will bring together product developers, interaction designers and academics to create a community around deformable displays. We will preview the state-of-the-art through case studies and  identify key research themes in this area