Feel Messenger

An image of Feel Messenger to aid in identification.

Tool Summary

General Purpose Information
Year of First Releaseⓘ 2015
Platformⓘ Android
Availabilityⓘ Unavailable
Licenseⓘ Unknown
Hardware Control Information
Haptic Categoryⓘ Vibrotactile
Hardware Abstractionⓘ Consumer (Android)
Interaction and Interface Information
Driving Featureⓘ Time
Effect Localizationⓘ Device-centric
Media Supportⓘ None
Iterative Playbackⓘ Yes
Design Approachesⓘ DPC, Sequencing, Library
Interaction Metaphorsⓘ Generic Menu

Additional Information

Feel Messenger is a haptically augmented text messaging application structured around families of “feel effects”. Feel widgets or “feelgits” are types of effects that can be varied by a set of parameters, or “feelbits”. These parameters are made available to users of Feel Messenger through a set of menus. New effects can also be created by playing pre-existing effects one after the other.

For more information, consult the CHI’15 WIP paper.