Haptic Icon Prototyper

An image of Haptic Icon Prototyper to aid in identification.

Tool Summary

General Purpose Information
Year of First Releaseⓘ 2006
Platformⓘ Linux
Availabilityⓘ Unavailable
Licenseⓘ Unknown
Hardware Control Information
Haptic Categoryⓘ Force Feedback
Hardware Abstractionⓘ Class (1 DoF motor)
Interaction and Interface Information
Driving Featureⓘ Time, Action
Effect Localizationⓘ Location-aware
Media Supportⓘ None
Iterative Playbackⓘ Yes
Design Approachesⓘ DPC, Process, Sequencing
Interaction Metaphorsⓘ Track, Keyframe

Additional Information

The Haptic Icon Prototyper consists of a waveform editor used to adjust the magnitude of a force-feedback effect over position or time. Waveforms can be refined by manipulating keyframes on visualizations of them and adjusting until a desired result is achieved. These waveforms can then be combined together in a timeline either by superimposing them to create a new tile or by sequencing them. The combination of these features is meant to support the user in rapidly brainstorming new ideas.

For more information, consult the 2006 Haptics Symposium paper.