Assessment of User Interpretation on Various Vibration Signals in Mobile Phones

  • Nikko Marcelo C. Palomares
  • Giorgio B. RomeroEmail author
  • Jean Louie A. Victor
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 953)


The study aims to identify the level of urgency of different vibration patterns in mobile phones and the commonly perceived phone notification (e.g. text message, phone call, emergency alert, etc.) associated with those patterns. After gathering information regarding the device usage of the user, the researchers collected the responses on perceived level of urgency and the most associated message through a five-point rating scale and a questionnaire, respectively. The gathered responses were summarized and analyzed in boxplot diagrams, tables, and pie charts and were justified using the Kruskal-Wallis Test and Fleiss’ Kappa. The results showed that the different patterns are perceived differently, and respondents slightly agree to classify these patterns to different message categories. Vibration patterns were also grouped by most associated message type and level of urgency which can provide useful applications in mobile phone features and applications.


Mobile phone Vibration Perception Haptic 



We would like to extend our utmost gratitude to our adviser, Ma’am Alyssa Jean Portus, who guided us through the entire duration of the study and gave us insights regarding our research topic. To Jurel Yap and Charmine Cramales from the UP School of Statistics, for providing us statistical assistance. To the developers of the Android application, Good Vibrations, whose application has made this study possible by providing custom vibration settings. Lastly, we would like to express our sincerest gratitude to our respondents, who made our data analysis possible through the raw data that they have provided for us.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nikko Marcelo C. Palomares
    • 1
  • Giorgio B. Romero
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jean Louie A. Victor
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations ResearchCollege of Engineering, University of the Philippines DilimanQuezon CityPhilippines

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