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  • Ph.D. Thesis Proposal: Eliane Stampfer Wiese
    NSH 3305
    April 25, 2014 at 12:30pm
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    May 18, 2014 at all day

Wired, Popular Mechanics, Technology Review Cover Harrison and Hudson’s Physically Deformable Multitouch Displays

May 11, 2009

Numerous publications have written about HCII PhD student Chris Harrison and faculty Scott Hudson’s research on deformable multitouch displays.

Technology Review writes:

“Touch-screen technology has become wildly popular, thanks to smart phones designed for nimble fingers. But most touch screens have a major drawback: you need to keep a close eye on the screen as you tap, to make sure that you hit the right virtual buttons. As touch screens become more popular in other contexts, such as in-car navigation and entertainment systems, this lack of sensory feedback could become a dangerous distraction.

“Now researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed buttons that pop out from a touch-screen surface. The design retains the dynamic display capabilities of a normal touch screen but can also produce tactile buttons for certain functions.”