Luk, J., Pasquero, J., Little, S., MacLean, K., Hayward, V., Levesque, V. (2006). "Haptics as a Solution for Mobile Interaction Challenges: Initial Design Using a Handheld Tactile Display Prototype." in Proceedings of ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI '06, Montreal, Canada, April 2006. (Best of CHI award).
Mobile interaction can potentially be enhanced with welldesigned haptic control and display. However, advances have been limited by a vicious cycle whereby inadequate haptic technology obstructs inception of vitalizing applications. We present the first stages of a systematic design effort to break that cycle, beginning with specific usage scenarios and a new handheld display platform based on lateral skin stretch. Results of a perceptual device characterization inform mappings between device capabilities and specific roles in mobile interaction, and the next step of hardware re-engineering.