Segal Design Cluster Student Wins Honorable Mention Best of CHI Award

May 2, 2014
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The SIGCHI Best of CHI Awards honor exceptional submissions to SIGCHI, a conference for psychologists interested in user interface design. Presented to Joe Mullenbach, Segal Design Cluster Ph.D student, Craig Shultz, Ed Colgate, Segal Faculty, and Anne Marie Piper, Segal Faculty, the submission, “Exploring Affective Communication through Variable-Friction Surface Haptics”, was identified by CHI Associate Chairs as among the top 5% of all submissions to CHI 2014.

The paper is the first user study to be published using the T-Pad Tablet, a variable friction surface haptic tablet. It is also the first study to investigate communication with a variable friction surface.

The paper is a result of the Segal Design Cluster Fellowship. This interdisciplinary doctoral cluster program is jointly sponsored by the Segal Design Institute, the McCormick School of Engineering, and The Graduate School at Northwestern.