May 01 2009

Dynamically Changeable Physical Buttons on a Visual Display

Published by at under design

If you’ve ever tried controlling an iPod touch or iPhone in a car dock, you probably are aware of the benefits of tactile feedback provided by mechanical controls – something that’s lacking with touchscreens. Hence this research into dynamic physical controls which double as a multi-touch display looks really interesting.

While this programmable tactile control technology looks really cool, it seems it would be too bulky for small personal devices. I never understood why the touch iPods didn’t include gestures to control playback in car situations, that would be supremely useful.

via, which is a great blog btw.

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