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Unformatted text preview: TC 245 31/10/2007 08:48:00 ← Visual and tactile elements of design • More than touch by the hand • “felt qualities” or sensations from o touch of texture sensors all over body includes pain and temperature sensations space around the body between body and product between body and environment movement of the body sensors in muscle, tendons, inner ear ← ← texture • uniformity of variation in the surface of an object • sources of texture o actual (tactile) – variations of the surface of the object that can be felt by skin informed by sight and past experience; confirmed by touch tactile temperature o implied (visual) – is seen, but cannot be felt could feel different than how it looks o indeterminate –surface that lacks visual clarity has visual thickness shapes lie on many planes hard to tell which shape/line is on which plane in the surface...
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- Fall '07
- Light, inner ear texture, texture consistently Importance