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Touching creativity; a review and early pilot test of haptic tooling to support design practice, within a distance learning curriculum

Bowers, Lisa Jane (2019). Touching creativity; a review and early pilot test of haptic tooling to support design practice, within a distance learning curriculum. Open Learning: The Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learning, 34(1) pp. 6–18.

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Abstract

Machine haptics has been shown to assist and enhance human–computer interactions. Research from previous studies in the field of haptics has focused on developing a user’s sense of realism of touch when using a haptic device. This paper examines the use of haptics for education, specifically for creative online education. The paper is presented in two parts. First, a review of literature was conducted and used to aid the rationale and underpin the design of a pilot test. Second, a pilot test was designed using a single-point kinaesthetic haptic device with a haptic rendered interface, to support the assembly of a virtual design prototype. The pilot test proved to be extremely valuable in creating and developing a rich virtual environment for non-sighted and sighted participants to use. The results from the initial pilot test showed that although users were positive about their experience of using the haptic device, there were improvements to be made to the interface to enhance the user experience in the next phase of testing.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2018 The Open University
ISSN: 1469-9958
Keywords: Augmented haptic tooling; design practice; distance learning; experiential practice; haptics in education
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Engineering and Innovation
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Item ID: 58387
SWORD Depositor: Jisc Publications-Router
Depositing User: Jisc Publications-Router
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2018 14:44
Last Modified: 15 May 2019 20:56
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/58387
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