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Durham University



Publication details for Professor Tuomas Eerola

Tuuri, K., Eerola, T. & Pirhonen, A. (2010), Leaping Across Modalities: Speed Regulation Messages in Audio and Tactile Domains, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 6306: 5th International Workshop on Haptic and Audio Interaction Design (HAID). Copenhagen, Denmark, Springer, 10-19.

Author(s) from Durham


This study examines three design bases for speed regulation messages by testing their ability to function across modalities. Two of the design bases utilise a method originally intended for sound design and the third uses a method meant for tactile feedback. According to the experimental results, all designs communicate the intended meanings similarly in audio and tactile domains. It was also found that melodic (frequency changes) and rhythmic (segmentation) features of stimuli function differently for each type of message.