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There's Not an App for That by Matt Jones, Gary Marsden, Simon Robinson

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Chapter 6

Opportunity 1.4

Inspired by Materials

Abstract

While the other Opportunity chapters about touch and feeling are centered on human activities, this chapter takes a distinct turn to the techie. We review a range of interaction technologies from tangible user interfaces to ultrahaptics to illustrate what advanced and emerging digital-physical materials might enable.

Keywords

TUIs; tangibility; haptics; deformables
What’s the Opportunity?
In this last chapter on From Touch to Feeling we’ve let our inner technophile and gadget geekiness come to the fore. We look at new forms of interaction material—hardware and devices—that have the potential to dramatically break the glass between your users and the apps you create in the future.
WHY IS IT ATTRACTIVE? ...

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