Eurohaptics 2020 6-9 September Leiden

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Mini-Symposium Disciplines in Touch:  Fostering Collaboration between Researchers in the Domain of Affective Haptics

On September 6th Eurohaptics kicked-off and this year the conference was held in Leiden. This year people were able to attend the conference both physically as well as online.

On Tuesday there was a mini-symposium organized by Sima Ipakchian Askari, Gijs Huisman, Carey Jewitt and Antal Haans. The mini-symposium seeked to foster interdisciplinary collaboration by bringing together researchers from the fields of design, psychology, and sociology to present and discuss research findings in relation to affective haptics. 

During the symposium there were talks by Marc Teyssier, Sara Price and Carey Jewitt, Sima Ipakchian Askari and Dasha Kolesnyk.

The presentations represented a cross section of the state-of-the-art in research on affective haptic devices. The presentation by Marc Teyssier considered how anthropomorphic affordances can be used to inform the design of interfaces for affective touch communication. Sara Price and Carey Jewitt explored how people generate and interpret meaningful touch messages using tactile sensations of vibration, pressure and temperature at a distance The presentation by Sima Ipakchian Askari focused on how different contexts (e.g., the textual tone of an accompanying message) affect the perception and experience of a mediated social touch. The final presentation by Dasha Kolesnyk investigated how social touch by a virtual agent affects the outcomes of a negotiation between the virtual agent and the user.

The mini-symposium was successful in providing a set of insightful and relevant talks and it was nice to see the progress in the field of affective haptics.

Eurohaptics 2020 6-9 September Leiden

Mini-Symposium Disciplines in Touch:  Fostering Collaboration between Researchers in the Domain of Affective Haptics

On September 6th Eurohaptics kicked-off and this year the conference was held in Leiden. This year people were able to attend the conference both physically as well as online.

On Tuesday there was a mini-symposium organized by Sima Ipakchian Askari, Gijs Huisman, Carey Jewitt and Antal Haans. The mini-symposium seeked to foster interdisciplinary collaboration by bringing together researchers from the fields of design, psychology, and sociology to present and discuss research findings in relation to affective haptics. 

During the symposium there were talks by Marc Teyssier, Sara Price and Carey Jewitt, Sima Ipakchian Askari and Dasha Kolesnyk.

The presentations represented a cross section of the state-of-the-art in research on affective haptic devices. The presentation by Marc Teyssier considered how anthropomorphic affordances can be used to inform the design of interfaces for affective touch communication. Sara Price and Carey Jewitt explored how people generate and interpret meaningful touch messages using tactile sensations of vibration, pressure and temperature at a distance The presentation by Sima Ipakchian Askari focused on how different contexts (e.g., the textual tone of an accompanying message) affect the perception and experience of a mediated social touch. The final presentation by Dasha Kolesnyk investigated how social touch by a virtual agent affects the outcomes of a negotiation between the virtual agent and the user.

The mini-symposium was successful in providing a set of insightful and relevant talks and it was nice to see the progress in the field of affective haptics.