Exploring sound outputs as physical tactile communication
The concept of physical form informing tactile feedback is built into products and artefacts for interaction. The project was interested in investigating the area of creating a tactile language to inform people of geographical location, public information or need in emergency environments. This project was an experiment to see different ways in which the question could be embodied.
The project used sound to create tactile surfaces, developing a relationship between an object and an event in time, from a recorded musical performance.
A sound recording is mapped in the form of a two dimensional computer generated image. This is translated through three-dimensional surface machining technologies.