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Monday, February 24 • 15:25 - 16:15
Developer Workshop #5: Enhancing the mobile user experience through good tactile design

In an ocean of apps, how do you differentiate yours? Cool graphics and sounds are now commonplace and no longer leave the same impression on mobile users. With touch-screens as the UI of choice in mobile devices, tactile feedback is still one of the most overlooked yet valuable aspects of the mobile experience, especially in games. This session will discuss the value of touch design in mobile projects as well as core design principles to follow when implementing mobile tactile effects. Both gaming and non-gaming examples will be provided with hands-on tactile demonstrations for the audience to experience.

Takeaway
Attendees will learn that tactile feedback is a communication channel to be used to improve user experiences. Attendees will see how design and implementation of tactile feedback is easier than they may think.


Speakers
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Bob Heubel

Haptic Technology Evangelist, Immersion
Bob is a Haptic Technology Evangelist with Immersion, specializing in helping developers implement what is known as force-feedback, tactile-feedback or rumble-feedback effects. Bob holds a number of patents in the field of Haptics and has spent more than 14 years working with developers, carriers and OEMs to design and program these sensations aimed at improving both gaming and interaction experiences. You may have felt some of Bob's work in... Read More →


Monday February 24, 2014 15:25 - 16:15
Room 3 - Level 2