Non-visual information display using tactons

Brewster, S.A. and Brown, L.M. (2004) Non-visual information display using tactons. In: Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Vienna, Austria, 24-29 April 2004, pp. 787-788. ISBN 1581137036 (doi:10.1145/985921.985936)



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This paper describes a novel form of display using tactile output. Tactons, or tactile icons, are structured tactile messages that can be used to communicate message to users non visually. A range of different parameters can be used to construct Tactons, e.g.: frequency, amplitude, waveform and duration of a tactile pulse, plus body location. Tactons have the potential to improve interaction in a range of different areas, particularly where the visual display is overloaded, limited in size or not available, such as interfaces for blind people or on mobile and wearable devices.

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Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Brewster, Professor Stephen
Authors: Brewster, S.A., and Brown, L.M.
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Publisher:ACM Press
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2004 ACM Press
First Published:First published in CHI '04 extended abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems
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