Guidelines for the design of haptic widgets

Oakley, I., Adams, A., Brewster, S.A. and Gray, P.D.G. (2002) Guidelines for the design of haptic widgets. In: 16th British HCI Group Annual Conference, London, England, 2-6 September 2002, pp. 195-211. ISBN 1852336595




Haptic feedback has been shown to improve user performance in Graphical User Interface (GUI) targeting tasks in a number of studies. These studies have typically focused on interactions with individual targets, and it is unclear whether the performance increases reported will generalise to the more realistic situation where multiple targets are presented simultaneously. This paper addresses this issue in two ways. Firstly two empirical studies dealing with groups of haptically augmented widgets are presented. These reveal that haptic augmentations of complex widgets can reduce performance, although carefully designed feedback can result in performance improvements. The results of these studies are then used in conjunction with the previous literature to generate general design guidelines for the creation of haptic widgets.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Keywords:haptic, desktop, GUI, multi-target, design guidelines
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gray, Mr Philip and Brewster, Professor Stephen
Authors: Oakley, I., Adams, A., Brewster, S.A., and Gray, P.D.G.
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Publisher:Springer Verlag
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2002 Springer
First Published:First published in People and Computers XVI: Memorable Yet Invisible: Proceedings of HCI 2002
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the publisher

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