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Measuring the added value of haptic feedback

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posted on 2023-06-09, 06:21 authored by Emanuela Maggioni, Erika Agostinelli, Marianna Obrist
While there is an increased appreciation for integrating haptic feedback with audio-visual content, there is still a lack of understanding of how to quantify the added value of touch for a user’s experience (UX) of multimedia content. Here we focus on three main concepts to measure this added value: UX, emotions, and expectations. We present a case study measuring the added value of haptic feedback for a standardized set of audio-visual content (i.e., short video clips), comparing two haptic stimulation modalities (i.e., mid-air vs. vibro-tactile stimuli). Our findings demonstrate that UX of haptically-enhanced audio-visual content is perceived as a more pleasant, unpredictable, and creative experience. The users’ overall liking increases together with a positive change of the users’ expectations, independently from the haptic stimulation modality. We discuss how our approach provides the foundation for future work on developing a measurement model to predict the added value of haptic feedback for users’ experiences within and beyond the multimedia context.


SenseX - Sensory Experiences for Interactive Technologies; G1589; EUROPEAN UNION; H2020-ERC-2014-STG-638605


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Proceedings of the International Conference on Quality of Multimedia Experience; Erfurt, Germany; 31 May – 2 June 2017




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