Haptic user experience evaluation for virtual reality

Joanna Aldhous, Emilia Sobolewska, Gemma Webster

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Hapticians (engineers, researchers or designers) are developing 'haptic displays' to replicate the complexity of sensations and interactivity accommodated by the hand. Haptic displays hold potential in allowing users to interact with each other and manipulate things in virtual reality (VR), providing them with a limitless safe environment. However, technological advances alone are insufficient to develop a high-quality haptic user experience (UX). Research indicates that current evaluation instruments, guidelines and education on haptic engineering and perception do not address haptic interaction and experience design needs. This research investigates the problem, endeavouring to consolidate findings into helpful haptic UX evaluation instruments, design principles, and guidelines to support haptic design practice.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 35th International BCS Human-Computer Interaction Conference (HCI2022)
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2022
Event35th British HCI Conference Towards a Human-Centred Digital Society, HCI 2022: Towards a Human-Centred Digital Society - Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Duration: 11 Jul 202213 Jul 2022
Conference number: 35th


Conference35th British HCI Conference Towards a Human-Centred Digital Society, HCI 2022
Abbreviated titleHCI 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityKeele, Staffordshire
Internet address


  • evaluation
  • Haptic
  • haptic device
  • kinesthetic
  • tactile
  • user experience
  • UX
  • virtual reality
  • VR
  • wearable

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Human-Computer Interaction


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