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Welcome to HAID'08
The third International Workshop on Haptic and Audio Interaction Design (HAID) in september 15-16 2008 in Jyväskylä, Finland.
Technologies to enable multimodal interaction are now sufficiently mature that
research is turning away from pure hardware development and looking towards
interaction and design issues to improve usability and the user experience. Robust
solutions exist to display audio and haptic feedback in many forms - for instance as
speech and non speech sounds and through tactile and force feedback sensations.
Furthermore, it has been demonstrated that the novel interactions supported by these
modalities can confer benefits for all users. However, many questions remain
concerning the appropriate use of haptics and audio in interaction design. These
questions are related to design methods, appropriate application areas and the
integration of haptics and audio, possibly with other modalities.
HAID'08, the third in a series of workshops inaugurated in Glasgow in 2006 and
continued in Seoul in 2007, will bring together researchers and practitioners who
share an interest in finding out how the haptic and audio modalities can be used
together in human computer interaction. The research challenges in the area are best
approached through user-centred design, empirical studies or the development of
novel theoretical frameworks. HAID'08 seeks contributions from all these