Haptic rules! augmenting the gaming experience in traditional games: the case of Foosball

Gatti, Elia, Pittera, Dario, Berna Moya, Luis and Obrist, Marianna (2017) Haptic rules! augmenting the gaming experience in traditional games: the case of Foosball. IEEE World Haptics, Fürstenfeldbruck (Munich), Germany, June 6 - 9, 2017. Published in: IEEE World Haptics 2017. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

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Haptic sensations are a crucial aspect of everyday interaction. We touch, lift, move, and probe objects in our everyday activities. However, whilst the importance of haptic feedback has often been emphasized in gaming, haptics has been rarely used to enhance the experience in traditional (non-digital) games. In the last 50 years, technological advancement has allowed an easier access to haptic feedback. Digital games have exploited such access mainly (1) to enhance visual and acoustic feedback, and (2) to reproduce realistic feedbacks in augmented and virtual environments. Here, we re-think haptic feedback by focusing on game augmentation to enrich the gaming experience and gameplay in non-technological games. We describe the design process that led us to define the concept of “haptic rules” as haptic-based enhancement in interference play, where haptic feedback is delivered by users to users within the game as a further mode of interaction. We apply the idea of haptic rules to the game of foosball, evaluating the effect on the gameplay and user experience.

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Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Research Centres and Groups: Creative Technology
Subjects: T Technology
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Depositing User: Marianna Obrist
Date Deposited: 22 May 2017 09:57
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2017 11:23
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/68168

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