Haptic Audio Interaction Design 2010

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

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!