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Tool Summary

General Purpose Information
Year of First Releaseⓘ 2015
Platformⓘ Web
Availabilityⓘ Available
Licenseⓘ Open Source (BSD 3-Clause)
Hardware Control Information
Haptic Categoryⓘ Vibrotactile
Hardware Abstractionⓘ Class (Audio-driven)
Interaction and Interface Information
Driving Featureⓘ Time
Effect Localizationⓘ Device-centric
Media Supportⓘ None
Iterative Playbackⓘ Yes
Design Approachesⓘ Library, Description
Interaction Metaphorsⓘ Generic Menu

Additional Information

VibViz is a library of vibrotactile effects and associated filtering and visualization tools to find elements within it. Each effect is associated with various tags representing emotions (“angry”), metaphors (“heartbeat”), and possible uses (“alarm”) that can be used to filter the library. Two chart visualizations lay out the effects by duration and signal RMS, and by pleasantness and urgency. Additional filters are available for selecting effects with a specific tempo, rhythm structure, and roughness. A complete list of the effects in the library is present showing each one’s metaphor and usage tags along with a visualization of intensity over time. Selected effects are played as audio outputs, allowing them to be displayed on a connected actuator.

For more information on VibViz, consult the 2015 World Haptics Conference paper, the VibViz website, and the GitHub repository.