In this paper I will describe the term Tactile Semiotics – the meanings we ascribe to different types of haptic sensations. When designing devices for haptic communication or haptic input devices for HCI, it makes sense firstly to look to psychophysics as an informant. However, to gain insight into tactility as both experience and meaning, it may also be beneficial to look at the cultural and social context of touch. Also, I will explain how it is possible to explore this field with the help of low-tech prototypes and methodologies more common in art and design.
|Publication status||Published - 2005|
|Event||EuroHaptics - Dublin|
Duration: 18 Mar 2005 → 20 Mar 2005
|Period||18/03/05 → 20/03/05|