A Role for Haptics in Mobile Interaction: Initial Design Using a Handheld Tactile Display Prototype
Proc. ACM CHI’06 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Montreal, Canada, April 2006, pp. 171-180.
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Mobile interaction can potentially be enhanced with well-designed haptic control and display. However, advances have been limited by a vicious cycle whereby inadequate haptic technology obstructs inception of vitalizing applications. We present the first stages of a systematic design effort to break that cycle, beginning with specific usage scenarios and a new handheld display platform based on lateral skin stretch. Results of a perceptual device characterization inform mappings between device capabilities and specific roles in mobile interaction, and the next step of hardware re-engineering.