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      A preliminary study of semantics elicited by haptic stimulation of buttons by shape and haptic texture by using a single-key handheld device

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      Proceedings of the 32nd International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI)
      Human Computer Interaction Conference
      4 - 6 July 2018
      button, feedback, haptic, emotional dimension


            Effective designs compel customers to purchase products. Adding extra value to products by characterizing users’ experiences can lead firms to greater market success. Haptic stimulation can be added to products to enhance product performance and consumer satisfaction. Handheld products not only integrate sensors, such as pressure sensors and fingerprint scanners, into their buttons but also feature materials, shapes, and physical feedback, all of which enrich users’ haptic experience. In contrast to other sensory modalities, haptic sensors can detect various information types, such as pressure, weight, shape, and temperature, which are typically input in a single action. Products may induce various emotional responses depending on their shape and haptic feedback capabilities. Most studies have focused on the visual consistency of stimuli, but not semantic interference, between haptic modalities. This study investigated the relationship between the product semantic and affective response through cross-modal stimulation of button design. The results indicate that buttons with convex features result in high levels of arousal but low levels of valence, whereas buttons with an engraved square line result in the highest levels of valence. In the future, the event-related potential method will be used to test this study’s applicability.


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            July 2018
            July 2018
            : 1-5
            [0001]Department of Industrial Design, Tatung University

            No. 40, Sec. 3, ZhongShan N. Rd., Taipei City, 104, Taiwan R.O.C.
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            Proceedings of the 32nd International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference
            Belfast, UK
            4 - 6 July 2018
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            Human Computer Interaction Conference
            Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
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            Electronic Workshops in Computing

            Applied computer science,Computer science,Security & Cryptology,Graphics & Multimedia design,General computer science,Human-computer-interaction
            button,feedback,haptic,emotional dimension


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