Exploring the Design Space of Badge Based Input

Bhatia, A., Ahuja, Y., Agarwal, S., Parnami, A.

In this paper, we explore input with wearables that can be attached and detached at will from any of our regular clothes. These wearables do not cause any permanent effect on our clothing and are suitable to be worn anywhere, thus making them very similar to badges we wear. To explore this idea of non-permanent badge input, we studied various methods to fasten objects to our clothing and organise them in the form of a design space. We leverage this synthesis, along with literature and existing products to present possible interaction gestures these badge-based wearables can enable.


Arpit Bhatia, Yajur Ahuja, Suyash Agarwal, and Aman Parnami. 2020. Exploring the Design Space of Badge Based Input. Proc. ACM Hum.-Comput. Interact. 4, ISS, Article 185 (November 2020).