Flexible display

This work presents a concept design for a surface that could simulate different material properties. It is part of a collaboration with Jifei Ou and Lining Yao at the Tangible Media Group at MIT Media Lab under the guidance of Prof. Hiroshi Ishii.

Jifei Ou, Lining Yao, Daniel Tauber, Jürgen Steimle, Ryuma Niiyama, and Hiroshi Ishii. 2014. jamSheets: thin interfaces with tuneable stiffness enabled by layer jamming.


Flexible display is a concept design based on jamSheets research. It is an advanced ‘display’ that can fine-tune it’s stiffness properties. It is based on the idea that any material properties could be simulated live. This prototype works with projection mapping. It’s surface can simulate different material states between hard and soft. Imagine a future furniture retail experience that would allow the user to feel different set of material options.