Mobile Phone Physicality and Inverse Feedback for Input

February 19th, 2010 | by dnw |

Thought: Feedback can be turned to alternative input if inverted.

Fabian Hemmert does research through and about design and creates projects like shape-changing-mobiles, weight-shifting-mobiles, breathing and pulsating ambient-life mobile device feedback.

The mobile concepts are designed to provide different feedback mechanisms that are physical.

I’ve often written about the importance of feedback when operating all manner of devices and manipulation the environment for those with disabilities to compensate for a loss or lack of some ability.

The interesting thing about some of these projects that hit me is that maybe if you inverse the ideas behind these feedback projects you could actually change their function and use them as different, alternate input devices.

Just a thought.

One project that does have this “input” focus more was the basis of his thesis which involved closing your eyes to enrich your visual media [eyesclosed.org].

[via Making Digital Content on the Mobile Phone Physically Graspable – information aesthetics]

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  1. One Response to “Mobile Phone Physicality and Inverse Feedback for Input”

  2. By Neal on Feb 24, 2010 | Reply

    “Only visual” web was always too narrow. If you strip it down to text even worse. That’s why we use on our website&blog so many images.

    I first clicked to “listen now” on this blog, well it is useful.. and I’m looking forward for web to become more multi-sensory enabled

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