Facilitating Flexible Force Feedback Design with Feelix

Anke van Oosterhout, Miguel Bruns, Eve Hoggan

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In the last decade, haptic actuators have improved in quality and efficiency, enabling easier implementation in user interfaces. One of the next steps towards a mature haptics field is a larger and more diverse toolset that enables designers and novices to explore with the design and implementation of haptic feedback in their projects. In this paper, we look at several design projects that utilize haptic force feedback to aid interaction between the user and product. We analysed the process interaction designers went through when developing their haptic user interfaces. Based on our insights, we identified requirements for a haptic force feedback authoring tool. We discuss how these requirements are addressed by'Feelix', a tool that supports sketching and refinement of haptic force feedback effects.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICMI '20: Proceedings of the 2020 International Conference on Multimodal Interaction
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781450375818
Publication statusPublished - 21 Oct 2020
Event22nd International Conference on Multimodal Interaction, ICMI 2020 - Virtual, Online, Netherlands
Duration: 25 Oct 202029 Oct 2020
Conference number: 22


Conference22nd International Conference on Multimodal Interaction, ICMI 2020
Abbreviated titleICMI '20
CityVirtual, Online


  • design process
  • force feedback
  • haptic interaction design
  • haptic user interface
  • haptics
  • tools


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