The Vybe Gaming Pad is a the first of its kind consumer gaming chair pad that takes audio input and converts it to haptic sensations using Surround Haptics, a haptic technology developed at Disney Imagineering’s research lab in Pittsburgh. Vybe is a collaboration between Disney Research’s interaction design team, led by Ivan Poupyrev, and Comfort Research, a maker of entertainment and gaming chairs. The chair is MARVEL Avengers themed and was designed with guidance and support from producers within Disney.
I led the design effort on the chair pad from Disney’s team. This included Ideation Sketching, Design Prototyping, Industrial Design, and Production Assistance.