Haptic Audio Interaction Design 2010

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September 19th, 2010 · Uncategorized

Thanks to all the participants and organizers for making HAID 2010 a success!
We will soon upload pictures and videos.

Directions to venue

September 15th, 2010 · Uncategorized

The directions to the venue have been updated. Please check the venue page for that.
If you are travelling from the center of Copenhagen, please look for HAID representatives who will be at Malmparken station and guide you to the right direction on Thursday morning from 8:15 to 9 AM.

Posters and demos proceedings are online

September 15th, 2010 · Uncategorized

You can now find the posters and demos proceedings online under the posters and demos page.

Invited talks on September 15th

September 12th, 2010 · Uncategorized

Dear all,
on September 15th from 2PM to 4PM in room M 2.50 we will have the following invited talks, organized by the SID COST action IC601.
All HAID attendees are welcome to attend.

14.00 – Talk by Bruno Giordano (McGill University) on: Measuring the perception of unimodal and multisensory naturalistic events
Bruno Giordano will illustrate various behavioral methods and data-analysis strategies recently adopted to measure the perceptual processing of complex naturalistic events. A first group of studies focused on the perceptual distance of sound events. In a first study, hierarchical sorting allowed to measure the relevance of acoustical and semantic information in the processing of environmental sounds. A second methodological study examined the pros and cons of paired comparison and sorting methods for measuring perceptual distances. In a third study, novel multivariate methods were applied to quantify sound dissimilarity from fMRI data. The second group of studies focused on interactive multimodal contexts. A first study assessed the discrimination of walking grounds in nonvisual conditions where the auditory and/or tactile information could be masked. A second study investigated the effects of auditory feedback on the dynamics of grasping. A third study measured the effects of auditory and tactile feedback on the ability to control the velocity with which an object is struck. A final study measured the effects of vibrotactile information on the kinesthetic perception of the compliance of a ground surface.

15.00 -Mark Springett (Middlesex University): Defining and evaluating user experience
This presentation will discuss approaches to the modelling and definition of user experience in support of evaluation and design. A number of evaluation methods exist that elicit user reactions to encounters with software based products (e.g. product reaction cards). Equally, tools such as galvanic skin monitors and eye trackers can detect and denote key user behaviours and responses. These approaches stop short of providing a deep explanation of user affective and emotional reactions. However, it is often just such a deeper explanation that is sought by designers. Contemporary work in the psychology of emotions facilitates a theoretical account of the factors that contribute both to user affective responses and their subsequent attitudes to products. The presentation will suggest ways in which this theoretical underpinning can be used to identify key user-experience evaluation phenomena and in turn identify suitable evaluation approaches.

Sonic Interaction Design event at HAID

July 6th, 2010 · Uncategorized

Dear HAID attendees,

the chair of the COST Action on Sonic Interaction Design (SID) organized some invited talks
on the afternoon of the 15th of September that you have the opportunity to attend.
More information coming soon!
The SID delegates will also attend the conference on the 16th.

Welcome to HAID10

January 14th, 2010 · Uncategorized

The fifth International Workshop on Haptic and Audio Interaction Design (HAID) in september 16-17 2010 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Upload your submission HERE
Authors of oral presentations have been notified on June 1st.
Deadline for posters and demos has been extended to June 20th

Technologies to enable multimodal interaction are now sufficiently mature that research is turning away from pure hardware development and looking towards interaction and design issues to improve usability and the user experience. Robust solutions exist to display audio and haptic feedback in many forms – for instance as speech and non speech sounds and through tactile and force feedback sensations. Furthermore, it has been demonstrated that the novel interactions supported by these modalities can confer benefits for all users. However, many questions remain concerning the appropriate use of haptics and audio in interaction design: how can we design effective haptic, audio and multimodal interfaces? In what new application areas can we apply these techniques? Are there design methods that are useful? Or evaluation techniques that are particularly appropriate?

HAID10 is a direct successor to the successful workshop series inaugurated in Glasgow in 2006, in Seoul in 2007, in Jyväskylä in 2008 and in Dresden in 2009. The aim of HAID10 is to bring together researchers and practitioners who share an interest in finding out how the haptic and audio modalities can be used together in human computer interaction. The research challenges in the area are best approached through user-centred design, empirical studies or the development of novel theoretical frameworks.

We invite your papers, posters and demonstrations on these topics, and look forward to seeing you in Copenhagen in September 2010!