The Humming Wall: vibrotactile and vibroacoustic interactions in an urban environment

Morrison, Ann and Manresa-Yee, Cristina and Jensen, Walther and Eshraghi, Neda (2016) The Humming Wall: vibrotactile and vibroacoustic interactions in an urban environment. In: 2016 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems: Fuse (DIS 2016), 4-8 June 2016, Brisbane, Australia.


We observed interactions with The Humming Wall, a vibrotactile and vibroacoustic interactive artifact placed in an urban park. Prior studies have focused on interactivity with primarily vision based systems (or with this system, the interaction between the wall and a wearable vibrotactile vest). Here, we concentrated on the passersby and natural inhabitants' responses and interactions to the vibrotactile-vibroacoustic interactive furniture. We analysed infrared footage from a 6 &1/2 day period. We found longer interaction sequences on different days and times frames with solos, groups and groups with children. We contribute incrementally on confirming findings with prior studies on interactive public displays but in this instance the interactions are with vibro-tactile-acoustic responses. In addition, we innovate with the first study that demonstrates the successful use of a vibrotactile-vibroacoustic interactive artifact in a public space.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
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Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2017 03:10
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2021 06:27
Uncontrolled Keywords: vibrotactile; vibroacoustic; The Humming Wall; interactive furniture; wearables; user experience
Fields of Research (2008): 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080602 Computer-Human Interaction
Fields of Research (2020): 46 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 4608 Human-centred computing > 460806 Human-computer interaction
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