Press'Em: Simulating varying button tactility via FDVV models

Yi Chi Liao, Sunjun Kim, Byungjoo Lee, Antti Oulasvirta

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

Push-buttons provide rich haptic feedback during a press via mechanical structures. While different buttons have varying haptic qualities, few works have attempted to dynamically render such tactility, which limits designers from freely exploring buttons' haptic design. We extend the typical force-displacement (FD) model with vibration (V) and velocity-dependence characteristics (V) to form a novel FDVV model. We then introduce Press'Em, a 3D-printed prototype capable of simulating button tactility based on FDVV models. To drive Press'Em, an end-to-end simulation pipeline is presented that covers (1) capturing any physical buttons, (2) controlling the actuation signals, and (3) simulating the tactility. Our system can go beyond replicating existing buttons to enable designers to emulate and test non-existent ones with desired haptic properties. Press'Em aims to be a tool for future research to better understand and iterate over button designs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI EA 2020 - Extended Abstracts of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
ISBN (Electronic)9781450368193
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Apr 25
Event2020 ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2020 - Honolulu, United States
Duration: 2020 Apr 252020 Apr 30

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings

Conference

Conference2020 ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2020
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu
Period20/4/2520/4/30

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2020 Owner/Author.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Software

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Press'Em: Simulating varying button tactility via FDVV models'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this