Negotiation Models for Mobile Tactile Interaction
With the recent introduction of mass-market mobile phones with touch-sensitive displays, location, bearing and motion sensing, we are on the cusp of significant progress in a highly interactive mobile social networking. We propose that such systems must work in various contexts, levels of uncertainties and utilize different types of human senses. In order to explore the feasibility of such a system we describe an experiment with a multimodal implementation which allows users to engage in a continuous interaction with each other by using capacitive touch input, visual and/or vibro-tactile feedback and perform a goal-oriented collaborative task of target acquisition. Initial user study found the approach to be interesting and engaging despite the constraints imposed by the interaction method.