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This quote by Wellner, Mackay and Gold will provide an immediate glimpse of the course setting,
“We live in a complex world, filled with myriad objects, toys, and people. Our lives are spent in diverse interaction with this environment. yet, for the most part, our computing takes place sitting in front of, and staring at, a single flowing screen attached to an array of buttons and a mouse”
The field of Tangible User Interface (TUI) attempts to think beyond a single flowing screen attached to an array of buttons and a mouse, and seek researchers and designers attention to think of interfaces those are natural and balances our physical and digital world. I recommend reading the course of TUI-I before pursuing for advance course.
The course of TUI-I covered basic fundamentals of Tangible User Interfaces, where various TUI definitions, history and its evolution, models of TUIs, difference between TUIs and GUIs were explained. The TUI-II is relatively advance course, where TUI fundamentals are elaborated through representation of major characteristics, related research areas, its embodiment possibilities and TUI metaphors. It will also trigger a discussion of possible potential feedback and output modalities.