Frictional widgets: Enhancing touch interfaces with programmable friction

Vincent Lévesque*, Nicholas D Marchuk, Louise Oram, Dan Johnson, Karon MacLean, Ed Colgate, Andy Cockburn, Michael Peshkin

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

8 Scopus citations

Abstract

Touch interactions occur through flat surfaces that lack the tactile richness of physical interfaces. We explore the design possibilities offered by augmenting touchscreens with programmable surface friction. Four exemplar applications - an alarm clock, a file manager, a game, and a text editor - demonstrate tactile effects that improve touch interactions by enhancing physicality, performance, and subjective satisfaction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCHI EA 2011 - 29th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Conference Proceedings and Extended Abstracts
Pages1153-1158
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 8 2011
Event29th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2011 - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: May 7 2011May 12 2011

Other

Other29th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2011
CountryCanada
CityVancouver, BC
Period5/7/115/12/11

Keywords

  • Haptics
  • Tactile feedback
  • Touch screen

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Frictional widgets: Enhancing touch interfaces with programmable friction'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Lévesque, V., Marchuk, N. D., Oram, L., Johnson, D., MacLean, K., Colgate, E., Cockburn, A., & Peshkin, M. (2011). Frictional widgets: Enhancing touch interfaces with programmable friction. In CHI EA 2011 - 29th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Conference Proceedings and Extended Abstracts (pp. 1153-1158) https://doi.org/10.1145/1979742.1979713