I have been following a couple of sparse threads on this subject and I thought that was worth sharing some pointers on this matter. The first one was one post on wmmna about “Smooth Shape manipulations“. This reminded me of the brilliant literature review on the subject by Claire O’Malley founded by Nesta Future Lab. Then Nicolas has his own weekly review of tangible interfaces on his blog, and recently he pointed on this special issue of International Journal of Design Computing.
I have been always fascinated by these kinds of approach to learning technologies since I started working at MLE and I had a chance to play with a prototype of DinoStable.