Haptic (touch-based) technology is becoming more prevalent, from vibrations in smartphones to novel gaming devices. Unfortunately, haptic designers do not have the same tools available to them as graphic or audio designers.
The Haptic Jazz project improves matters by offering designers a new tool inspired from musical instruments - the Haptic Instrument, which allows real-time control of haptic sensations shared between two or more people. In this way, designers can rapidly explore design spaces and seek out feedback from users.
- Improvising Design with a Haptic Instrument. 2014. Oliver Schneider, Karon MacLean. Haptics Symposium 2014. Houston, TX, USA.
- Reflections on a WYFIWIF Tool for Eliciting User Feedback. 2014. Oliver Schneider, Karon MacLean. CHI'14 workshop on Tactile UX Evaluation. Toronto, ON, Canada.
HAPTICS'14 Paper: PDF ACM DL
CHI'14 Workshop Paper: PDF
Software page: http://oschneid.github.io/mHIVE