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Co-locating Haptic and Graphic Feedback in Manual Controls, November 16, 2005 Colin Swindells, Mario J. Enriquez, Karon E. MacLean and Kellogg S. Booth, 4 pages

Based on data showing performance benefits separately for programmable versus static feedback in manual controls and for co-location of dynamic haptic/graphic controls, we hypothesized that combining these benefits would further improve context- and task-specific feedback. Two application prototypes created to explore this premise for (a) streaming media navigation and (b) information flow demonstrate the potential affordances and performance benefits for integration in manual controls. Finally, we describe two practical fabrication methods: embedding a haptic controller into an active graphic display panel, and rear projection onto a passive surface with an embedded haptic control.

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