Color blindness (color vision deficiency) is the decreased ability to see color or differences in color. Based on statistics from colourblindawarness.org, there is general agreement that worldwide 8% of men and 0.5% of women have a color vision deficiency. …


Code here: https://github.com/sriGanna/teamAnxious/tree/main/Iteration2

As a quick recap, for our first iteration, we decided to explore the interaction space with the Haply, figuring out all the different haptic interactions that users could have with the device and interface. …


Create a small vocabulary of communicative movements with three words
The communication should be physical-only, no audio or graphical feedback.
Use one sketch (i.e. physical model / environment / piece of code) to communicate all three terms

For this last lab, I paired up with Kattie, and we came up…


Source code here: https://github.com/sriGanna/teamAnxious/tree/main

To provide a brief overview of our course project, we aim to create an affective emotion journal that can be used by people suffering from anxiety by providing guided reflection (in the short term) while also serving as documentation for therapeutic purposes if required (in the…


For this lab, we implemented a PID controller using our Haply device, and also had it trace a path.

I worked with Raquel R. and Sri G., and it was much better than working alone particularly for this lab — working collaboratively we realised that the PID configurations did not…


For our second lab of the CanHaptics course, we had to design a maze for a Haply virtual environment using Processing.

To start off, as I was in COVID-19 quarantine when the Haplys were delivered, I received a pre-assembled Haply so that I wouldn’t face any difficulties while assembling it…


Task: Create three hardware sketches that move 1 mm, 10 mm, and 100 mm. No-tech materials only.

The first lab for the course involved creating haptic sketches using DIY materials only and to try and use indirect human actuation for the same.

As someone new to the field, my goal…

Unma Desai

CS graduate student at the University of British Columbia, with a focus on Human-Computer Interaction

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