Donald  Degraen

Texture 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

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)
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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)
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