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Tactile Experiences

Talking About Tactile Experiences


A common problem with designing and developing applications with tactile interfaces is the lack of a vocabulary that allows one to describe or communicate about haptics. In this paper we present 14 categories for a human-experiential vocabulary (H-E-Vocabulary) based on findings from a user study using the explicitation interview technique. The H-E-Vocabulary is tied back to neurophysiological and psychophysical data on the human hand and is illustrated with example design implications for haptic systems.


Marianna Obrist, Sue Ann Seah, and Sriram Subramanian. Talking about tactile experiences. Proceedings of ACM CHI 2013 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Paris, France. 2014. pp 1659-1668.[PDF, 1.6MB]