One of the most common devices found worldwide in todays society, is the curtain in
various designs. Different designs which requires different types of physical efforts to be
used and adjusted to achieve the intended purpose.
Due to lack of features in a regular vertical blind and its construction, it makes it hard to
use and apply with normal behaviours of the human. Where the basic idea is based on a
static design with a parallel relationship between the individual vertical blinds is the
prototype based on individual movements of the blinds. A static relationship, which
requires repeated adjustment through the day and the movement of the sun to achieve the
desirable functionality. However, when the user gets interrupted and distracted for example
at work repeatedly during a complete day, his or her performance and creativity at work
will be reduced.
In this paper I have chosen to focus on the interaction design of the vertical blind and how
to improve the interaction relationship between it and the user. Also showing how it is
possible to create solutions for a simple and common unit like a vertical blind, by means of
interactive models, use cases, technical predictions and a proposal of a future GUI that
makes it possible to implement the models in a prototype of an embedded system.