Touchscreens all feel the same
Touchscreens are becoming a dominant method for input.
But they all feel the same.
Pictures under glass lack the possibility to create a distinctive User Experience and do not allow for any embodied cognition.
Adding a Haptical
addition of Hapticals (= physical input devices) creates value by enabling interaction without direct view and a tangible experience.
Hapticals are low-price and low-complex input devices, that make use of the sensor surface of capacitive touchscreens.
Strong vibrations can add the feeling of latching points to Hapticals.
Hybrid Interfaces in a Car Interior
Based on my explorations, an exemplary cockpit interface for the Infotainment system of semi autonomous vehicles was developed.
Four month Bachelor Thesis
Weissensee School of Art and Design, Berlin
Prof. Carola Zwick
Prof. Jörg Petruschat
Self-chosen BA Thesis
Supported by BMW Group
Supervision Sandra Rolle
Direct Manipulation at your Fingertips
The great breakthrough of GUI Design was direct interactions,
on touchscreens they became even more intuitive.
High Flexibility of Content
Touchscreens are a flexible input surface layered on top a display surface,
this allows for maximum flexibility of displayed the content and input areas.
Better Brand Identity
Touchscreens may display differently branded content, but still feel the same physically. Premium products may use Hybrid Interfaces to design visceral and emotional Interactions.
Better Tracking than any Touch Screen
The physical Haptical lets the user give precise linear input,
a feat where Touchscreens are often unsatisfactory.
No Vision needed
Unlike regular Touchscreens, which are useless unless looked at,
Hapticals anchor the users hand an allow for blind interactions.