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Our compliments to the participants and committee members. Proceedings LNCS 5270 is now available online. You can find information about it or access the online version at http://www.springeronline.com/978-3-540-87882-7

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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.

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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 perspectives.


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Antti Pirhonen
University of Jyväskylä
email: pianta(at)jyu.fi