2013-10-03 00:00:00 2013-10-05 00:00:00 America/Toronto SCREENS 2013 SCREENS is dedicated to covering development for mobile devices and operating systems. Consumers are increasingly using mobile devices to access websites and applications, and companies are taking notice. Through two days of presentations, demonstrations and panel discussions, as well as an optional day of workshops,… Toronto FITC Toronto



Touchscreens have become the default UI in mobile devices, but with their adoption the lack of a tactile response is a common complaint. We find that not being able to feel simple UI elements like a button input is actually a big deal.

In this session Immersion’s Haptic Expert Team will explain some of the science behind why our sense of touch is so important to mobile interactions as well as give you practical steps to follow when designing tactile feedback into your software projects.  Haptics (vibration touch feedback) powers intuitive experiences from touch inputs to game content to interactive communications. Haptics can add a sense of realism which is generally unexpected in mobile applications.

Audience members will also learn the standard methods used to add tactile effects to mobile projects as well as an extended method used by Android developers like Sega and Rockstar Games to add a pre-made library of over 124 tactile effects into their Android projects. Hands-on mobile demonstrations will also be provided.