Tangible Interaction Research

In the design of haptic interactions there are significant gaps today in the design foundations and in the methods and techniques of realization. On the other hand these deficits represent a high potential for improvement and innovation for human-machine interfaces. The aim of the focus on “tangible interaction research” is to integrate context-sensitive and dynamic feedback elements into the design of interfaces. This would facilitate greater use of the human capacity to sense haptic information during the execution of complex operations. As real control elements vanish and products become more virtual it becomes important to transfer the results of this research into different products, thus overcoming the problem that current developments in haptic interfaces are almost exclusively uneconomic special solutions.


Ron Jagodzinski
Götz Wintergerst

Buchstabe I
Interdisciplinary working

Successful designers must master not only the foundations of their own field but must maintain close contact with people and ideas from other disciplines. Today new ideas and innovations are created at the common boundaries of different sciences and […]