Iteration 2: GUI of HaptiColour

Goal

We are building a haptic-assisted coloring platform for novice artists and
enthusiasts based on the Haply 2-DoF device. The goal is to create a tool that people can use for coloring 2D shapes with haptic assistance to (1) improve fine motor skills and (2) reduce anxiety and increase mindfulness.

In Iteration 1, we did a wide exploration in three spaces: Haptic Guidance (Marco), Haptic Richness (Preeti), and UI Design (Linnea). During Iteration 2, we narrowed down our design exploration space to focus on the mindfulness application. …


Zoom brainstorming with Raquel

Goal

The goal of this lab was to explore force-feedback designs on Haply and communicate an abstract message that has a high-level or effective meaning.

Brainstorming

I had an initial idea to explore how can I express the different states of mind. If you practice mindfulness, you might have felt the transitional feelings of relaxation, normalcy, and heavy-headedness during the course of time. My idea is to put it into a physical form.

I sometimes use coffee house metaphor to describe my state of mind — a really chill/relaxed state translates to an empty coffee shop; normal state means some usual traffic…


An ‘art’ created while playing with tooltips

Goal

We are building a haptic-assisted coloring platform for novice artists and
enthusiasts based on the Haply 2-DoF device. The goal is to create a tool that people can use for coloring 2D shapes with haptic assistance to (1) improve fine motor skills and (2) reduce anxiety and increase mindfulness.

As a project iteration one, our goal was to explore the design space, first widely and then converging towards feasible alternatives.

Brainstorming

We started our first iteration design process by sketching ideas about how we imagine a haptic-guided coloring platform. Sketching is a fun grounding practice while working in a team. It…


PID Control GUI

Goal

The task for this lab was to understand the PID controller, experiment with stable P, I, D parameters for Haply, and experience and resolve instability issues in Haply control.

The Start

Well, the start was not really good for me as when I first ran the sample code. I had no idea what to expect and what consists of a “right” experience. I was also getting this error and caution message (which I ended up ignoring).


Goal

The task for this lab was to play around with Haply, try and run the “Hello Wall” and create our own maze.

Setup

The setup was mostly straight forward. Thanks to the instructors and Haply people. I installed the IDEs, uploaded firmware, downloaded example codes, and was all set to run the “Hello Wall” example. Well, the first attempt didn’t go quite well and I was not receiving any haptic feedback. It was the motor power issue. After I properly connected the power adaptor, “Hello Wall” ran but I was getting an interface spanning both of my screens, hiding all the…


Raw materials gathered for DIY Sketching

(Special shoutout to Hannah for being a fun and helpful (virtual) labmate!)

Goal

The task for this lab was to make 3 hardware sketches that move 1, 10, and 100 mm using indirect human actuation. The goal was to try and use do-it-yourself (DIY) techniques to produce rough physical interpretations of our ideas. The sketching and prototyping are “minutes and hours” level.

Resource Gathering

When you are in proximity of random materials and you play around with them, you automatically get some concrete DIY ideas. My first task was to collect all the raw materials. As I was not at home and in…

Preeti Vyas

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