A study on effective tactile feeling of control panels for electrical appliances

Miwa Nakanishi, Yusaku Okada, Sakae Yamamoto

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Abstract

This study focuses on the fact that tactile factors, compared to visual factors, have not been effectively applied to enhance the usability of control panels. It also evaluates the effectiveness of allocating a rough/smooth feeling to the surface of each button in a control panel according to its operational function. The first experiment reveals relationships between some of the impressions concerning the operation of electrical appliances and the rough/smooth feeling when touching the surface of buttons. Moreover, it provides specific information on what degree of roughness/smoothness should be applied to what types of functional buttons. The second experiment demonstrates that the usability of control panels can be enhanced by providing a rough/smooth feeling to each button, considering suitability with respect to operation impressions. In addition, results indicate that users may feel discomfort when the rough/smooth feeling does not correspond to operation impressions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman-Computer Interaction
Subtitle of host publicationNovel Interaction Methods and Techniques - 13th International Conference, HCI International 2009, Proceedings
Pages486-495
Number of pages10
EditionPART 2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Oct 28
Event13th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2009 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 2009 Jul 192009 Jul 24

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 2
Volume5611 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other13th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2009
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period09/7/1909/7/24

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Keywords

  • Control panel
  • Operation impression
  • Tactile feeling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

Cite this

Nakanishi, M., Okada, Y., & Yamamoto, S. (2009). A study on effective tactile feeling of control panels for electrical appliances. In Human-Computer Interaction: Novel Interaction Methods and Techniques - 13th International Conference, HCI International 2009, Proceedings (PART 2 ed., pp. 486-495). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 5611 LNCS, No. PART 2). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-02577-8_53