Reader Writes: Another alternative for a touch mouthstick

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

Overcoming the "touch barrier" I received a message the other day from a reader … in …. Michael writes: Please see the attached [link for] pencil tops or stick tops – or whatever you’re having yourself – tops. I have been using something similar from the same website for some time.  They are effectively ...

Dynamic Physical Buttons on Touch Screens

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

World's first dynamic deformable tactile surface capable of creating dynamic physical buttons that users can actually see and feel in advance of entering data into the device. [wp_youtube]bwbO2JvW6lE[/wp_youtube] Tactus Technology

Mobile Phone Physicality and Inverse Feedback for Input

Friday, February 19th, 2010

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 ...

Bluetooth Bracelet with Vibration and Display

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

bluetooth wristband Hack a Day had a post about this BT bracelet. Forgetting the usefulness or otherwise of the display, I think there must be a myriad of uses due to the vibration of the device, especially for Blind users, for alerts of different kinds. [via] [Bluetooth Bracelet ...

Phone designed for the Blind shows importance of feedback

Monday, October 20th, 2008

SENS concept phone. by Japanese designer, Takumi Yoshida I've written previously about the importance of the correct type of feedback for input, especially when one or more of your senses fail you. This SENS phone uses a combination of tactile sensors and audio feedback to the user. When a person key is pressed ...

New iPod and the Importance of Input Feedback

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

Being the geek I am, as well as the sleeper I am, I found myself following the Apple 'Let's Rock' event at 2.30am. One interesting thought about the new stuff that was announced is the accessibility aspect is being thought about and incorporated at th design stage.  Like most of the things ...