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CanHap 501: Learning Haptic UX Design in Remote Teams

We describe the graduate-level CanHap 501 (wiki.canhaptics.ca) course, an introduction to the inception, creation and evaluation of haptic and multimodal human-computer interfaces. The course covers perceptual and attentional foundations, and emphasizes control and/or display of computed sensations and environments through haptic devices to users’ sense of touch for the purpose of haptic communication—e.g., signalling, social and affective touch, and sharing of control between humans and smart systems.


K. E. MacLean, O. Schneider, A. Weill--Duflos, V. Levesque, P. Irani and J. R. Cooperstock, "CanHap 501: Learning Haptic UX Design in Remote Teams," 2021 IEEE World Haptics Conference (WHC), 2021, pp. 348-348, doi: 10.1109/WHC49131.2021.9517152.

Bibtext Entry


  author={MacLean, Karon E and Schneider, Oliver and Weill--Duflos, Antoine and Levesque, Vincent and Irani, Pourang and Cooperstock, Jeremy R.},

  booktitle={2021 IEEE World Haptics Conference (WHC)},

  title={CanHap 501: Learning Haptic UX Design in Remote Teams},







Pourang Irani

Pourang Irani

Canada Research Chair
at University of British Columbia Okanagan Campus