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I/O Plant: A Creative Environment for Designing Human-Plant Interactions.
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This paper introduces a creative environment called hI/O Planth which produces botanical interface and new-style interactions among humans, plants and computers. It enables designers to utilize plantsfbio-computational systems in interaction design. We report typical design patterns, an I/O device, monitoring software and several applications. We arrange the design patterns for human-plant-computer interactions. The device is designed to manipulate plants as modules by attaching actuators and sensors to plants. It aims to create original hybrid circuits for interactive systems, gardening, and environmental design. The software allows users to analyze and observe various aspects of plants f reactions. The pattern and the environment support designers to construct interfaces with plants creatively and easily. In conclusion, our research cultivates new creativity toward the interaction design through the development of several applications.