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Issue: XX.1 January + February 2013
Page: 10
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Götz Wintergerst, Ron Jagodzinski, and Peter Giles

Sketching is an important aspect of the design process; yet, it is not adequately represented within the realm of multimodal interface systems. With Hap.pen it is possible to sketch haptic behaviors by assigning them to graphical user elements. One tip of the two-sided pen acts as a stylus on any capacitive touchscreen and allows the user to draw graphical elements. In this process, haptical feedback is assigned to the brightness of the graphical elements. By moving the opposite tip over the screen, an internal color sensor detects the brightness values and the integrated actuator reproduces a corresponding haptical feedback.

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Publication: Wintergerst, G. Jagodzinski, R., and Giles, P. Hap.pen: Sketching haptic behaviour. Mensch & Computer, Workshop Proceedings. 2011, 13-14.

Götz Wintergerst | Hochschule für Gestaltung Schwäbisch Gmünd | [email protected]

Ron Jagodzinski | Hochschule für Gestaltung Schwäbisch Gmünd | [email protected]

Peter Giles | Hochschule für Gestaltung Schwäbisch Gmünd | [email protected]