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Tangible Kanban Board

Mathias Hradecsni, Olga Toltinova
For this project we explored the possibility of converting a real pinboard into a tangible interface with digitally extended functionality. The resulting hybrid pinboard allows for creating and manipulating digital notes with real tangible magnets on the magnetic board. We developed two different approaches to the interaction with the board, which were compared in the user study. This helped us evaluate the usability of two versions and the preferred interaction type amongst users. The result has shown the preference towards the more simplistic, intuitive and stable interactions. Overall, the study has shown the strong potential for the future development of the idea, with possibility to be used in real-life environments like offices and universities.