Previous work has developed novel interfaces for dogs, creating new input modalities based on canine-specific design affordances and physical ergonomics.
This project examines the physical and cognitive affordances of a canine-specific input modality: the tug-and-detach interface. How do these interfaces compare to other types of input modalities for dogs? How do different dogs interpret different variations? What are the pros and cons of using an interface that, in some dogs, the input modality itself is a self-rewarding interaction?