Donald  Degraen

Haptic Perception

Our sense of touch is an essential tool for perceiving and understanding the world around us. By using novel fabrication techniques, we conduct user studies investigating how individual physical properties help to understand an object’s material. These insights are used to build physical prototypes that allow a user to explore the tactile properties of a virtual environment.

Associated Publications

Demonstration of Weirding Haptics: Prototyping Vibrotactile Feedback through Vocalization in Virtual Reality
Bruno Fruchard, Donald Degraen
In: IEEE 7th VR Workshop on Sonic Interactions for Virtual Environments (SIVE 2022)
demonstration
Sustainable Haptic Design: Improving Collaboration, Sharing, and Reuse in Haptic Design Research
Oliver Schneider, Bruno Fruchard, Dennis Wittchen, Bibhushan Raj Joshi, Georg Freitag, Donald Degraen, Paul Strohmeier
In: Extended Abstracts of the 2022 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '22)
workshop
TactJam: An End-to-End Prototyping Suite for Collaborative Design of On-Body Vibrotactile Feedback
Paul Strohmeier, Dennis Wittchen, Katta Spiel, Bruno Fruchard, Donald Degraen, Oliver Schneider, Georg Freitag
In: Proceedings of the Sixteenth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction (TEI '22)
full paper
Capturing Tactile Properties of Real Surfaces for Haptic Reproduction
Donald Degraen, Michal Piovarči, Bernd Bickel, Antonio Krüger
In: The 34th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST '21)
full paper
Weirding Haptics: In-Situ Prototyping of Vibrotactile Feedback in Virtual Reality through Vocalization
Donald Degraen*, Bruno Fruchard*, Frederik Smolders, Emmanouil Potetsianakis, Seref Güngör, Antonio Krüger, Jürgen Steimle
In: The 34th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST '21)
full paper
Enhancing Texture Perception in Virtual Reality Using 3D-Printed Hair Structures
Degraen Donald, André Zenner, Antonio Krüger
In: Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '19)
honorable mention
full paper
Envisioning Haptic Design for Immersive Virtual Environments
Donald Degraen, Anna Reindl, Akhmajon Makhsadov, André Zenner, Antonio Krüger
In: Companion Publication of the 2020 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference (DIS' 20 Companion)
extended abstract