Tempera-tour, hot apps, cool widgets: thermal feedback for mobile devices

Graham Wilson, Stephen A. Brewster, Martin Halvey, Stephen A. Hughes

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    Thermal stimulation is a rich, emotive and salient feedback channel that is suitable for mobile HCI. It can act as an alternative non-visual notification channel for mobile situations that are too bumpy or noisy for vibrotactile and audio feedback. It can augment both visual and non-visual feedback to add an extra richness to the interaction experience. In addition, thermal output is entirely private, so it is suitable for quiet environments or when secrecy is important. This demonstration will consist of some example applications which highlight a variety of uses.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of 14th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (MobileHCI'12)
    Number of pages2
    Publication statusPublished - 2012


    • thermal feedback
    • non-visual feedback
    • mobile interaction


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