The Games Institute acknowledges that we are living and working on the traditional territory of the Attawandaron (also known as Neutral), Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee peoples. The University of Waterloo is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River.
A study by Erin Kim and Dr. Oliver Schneider received an Honourable Mention Award from CHI 2020, one of the most prestigious Human-Computer Interaction conferences in the world. The article, Defining Haptic Experience: Foundations for Understanding, Communicating, and Evaluating HX, presents a novel Haptic User Experience (HX) Model that can now serve as a theoretical basis from which an evaluation tool can be created.
Ultimately, this novel HX model will help haptic designers and researchers accelerate haptic technology and produce broad positive impact on the way users interact with immersive devices. Read more about the study in our accompanying blog post: “Research Spotlight: Defining Haptic User Experience by Erin Kim and Dr. Oliver Schneider”.