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The design opportunities of the biomechanical human hand and the role it plays in handheld technology

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posted on 2022-10-27, 16:21 authored by Rachel Eardley

When interacting with a smartphone, the user does not just interact with the screen-based user interface (UI) but also the physical hardware's form. This thesis looks beyond designing smartphone screen UI's as a separate entity, a common practice for many interaction designers. Instead, this research investigates combining the physical smartphone form, the screen-based UI and the biomechanical tool used to interact, that of the human hand, informing more compelling user interactions.

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  • School of Art and Design

Qualification level

  • Doctoral

Qualification name

  • PhD

Publication year

2021

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