haptics

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Beyond simply reinforcing temporal and spatial cues in the audio and/or visual realms of digital experience, haptics or touch feedback is approaching the point of being a field of content in its own right. As the sense of touch is integrated more and more into mainstream digital interfacing, new possibilities emerge for multimodal complexity and subtlety in design. With careful attention paid to proprioception –or the perception of body-in-space– so as not to disrupt the integrity or ‘believability’ of the experience, degrees of immersion can be crafted.

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