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dc.contributor.authorKalantidou, Eleni
dc.contributor.editorC. Edwards
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-09T00:42:35Z
dc.date.available2018-03-09T00:42:35Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.isbn9781472521552
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/141791
dc.description.abstractThe word haptic has its roots in the ancient Greek verb ἅπτω (haptō), which means “I touch” and “I engage in.” J. M. Kennedy defined Haptics as the discipline, which “in parallel with optics and acoustics studies the tangible world just as optics studies visible energies and acoustics audible vibrations.” The term was initially used by Géza Révész in his book Psychology and Art of the Blind (1950) to describe an integral phenomenological knowledge of an object through touch, which cannot be limited to the cutaneous and the kinesthetic sense. What needs to be taken into consideration is that haptics does not investigate the exteroceptive senses (such as seeing, touching, hearing, smelling, and tasting) per se but in combination (especially touching) with the interoceptive senses of proprioception, kinesthesis, and the vestibular sense. The interrelating senses coming from the outside world (touch), and the inwardly directed senses that make humans conscious of spatial positioning (proprioception), movement (kinesthesis), and balance (vestibular sense) combine to create a conjunction of mental and physical conditions.
dc.languageenglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherBloomsbury
dc.publisher.placeUnited States
dc.publisher.urihttps://www.bloomsbury.com/au/the-bloomsbury-encyclopedia-of-design-9781472521576/
dc.relation.ispartofbooktitleThe Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design vol 2
dc.relation.ispartofchapter11
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom130
dc.relation.ispartofpageto132
dc.relation.ispartofvolume2
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBuilt Environment and Design not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode129999
dc.titleHaptics
dc.typeBook chapter
dc.type.descriptionB2 - Chapters (Other)
dc.type.codeB - Book Chapters
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, Queensland College of Art
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorKalantidou, Eleni


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