TouchCon Editor

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Tool Summary

General Purpose Information
Year of First Releaseⓘ 2009
Platformⓘ Unknown
Availabilityⓘ Unavailable
Licenseⓘ Unknown
Hardware Control Information
Haptic Categoryⓘ Vibrotactile, Temperature
Hardware Abstractionⓘ Bespoke (TouchCon Device)
Interaction and Interface Information
Driving Featureⓘ Time
Effect Localizationⓘ Device-centric
Media Supportⓘ None
Iterative Playbackⓘ Yes
Design Approachesⓘ DPC, Sequencing
Interaction Metaphorsⓘ Track

Additional Information

The TouchCon Editor is meant to design tactile effects for use in instant messaging. Effects can be created using multiple supported output devices, each described to the system using an XML file, by arranging individual sensations along a timeline. These can be sent to other users of TouchCon if they have the necessary hardware to display the effect.

For more information, consult the ICACT’09 paper.