Aesthetics of haptics : an experience approach to haptic interaction design

W.M. Dassen, M. Bruns

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Technological developments are expanding the interaction possibilities for the haptic domain, allowing designers to program dynamic haptic feedback. While haptic sensations are emerging in design practice, the relation between programmable haptics and the user experience remains underexplored. This study presents a research-through-design approach on the design of a push button and a knob with multiple haptic sensations. Interaction design of these haptic sensations started from an experience perspective building on material qualities. We reflect on the design process and present future directions for research.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings on the Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS'17), 10-14 June 2017, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781450349918
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-4991-8
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jun 2017
Event12th ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS 2017) - Centre for Interaction Design, Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 Jun 201714 Jun 2017
Conference number: 12


Conference12th ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS 2017)
Abbreviated titleDIS 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
OtherSpace, Place and Interface
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  • Aesthetics of interaction
  • Haptic interactions
  • Knob
  • Push button
  • User experience


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