ideas, innovations and apps for social work in the age of smartphones and social media
As we are used to communicate by screens and keyboards a lot of the perception of the world misses the real touch. No matter what I look at the surface of my smartphones‘ touchscreen always feels the same. No matter if I look at dog, a mountain, a tree, a baby, a cake, the usual playing cats or a volcano. All I can feel with my hands is a touchscreen. Without the representation of the haptic experience a lot of „world“ misses in my perception. Have a look at this inspiring TED talk by Katherine Kuchenbecker about the technology of touch to see how technology can leverage the sensations the world produces on our skin and how our bodies orient on them. Learn about the field of haptics, and how it could change everything from the way we shop online to how dentists learn the telltale feel of a cavity. Maybe these ideas will be the basis for touchscreen that really let us touch the world.