Contact Expressions for Touching Technologies
2003 (English)In: COSIGN 2003,2003, 2003, 68-78 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
most interface work has emphasized visual features, and even when
other senses such as speech, audio, and touch have been taken into
account, these are often done to supplement (or compensate for)
visual information. However, there is one area of physical contact
that has received virtually no attention from the HCI community:
the "contact expressions" used by people and animals in different
contexts. As robotic toys and embodied technological devices become
more commonplace, it is our belief that this aspect of "interface"
will have great significance. It is clear that the future of
computational interfaces will include devices that are both
physically embodied and which will include physical contact and
"contact expressions" as part of their "interface." Future
generations of autonomous devices will not only "display"
significant gestures -- they will express themselves through
physical contact. This paper outlines an initial design taxonomy
of basic contact expressions -- and describes a "contact cushion"
we have built and tested to explore some of the potential for
Contact User Interfaces (CUIs). The paper concludes with a
discussion about some of the implications of this work for future
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2003. 68-78 p.
Intelligent Interfaces, Tactile Interfaces, Haptics, HCI
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-24482Local ID: 6602OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-24482DiVA: diva2:244802