An intuitive two-handed gestural interface for computer supported product design

C.C.M. Hummels, G.J.F. Smets, C.J. Overbeeke

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    Abstract

    More and more researchers emphasize the development of humanising computer interaction, thus bringing us closer to intuitive interfaces. Gestural interface research fits in with these new developments. However, the existing gestural interfaces hardly take advantage of the possibilities gestures offer. They even force the user to learn a new language. We propose a gestural interface for product design that exploits the use of gestures. This interface supports the perceptual-motor skills of the designer and the expressive and creative design process. To develop this task-specific gestural interface we emphasize the importance of explorative experiments to obtain the meaning of gestures used for product design. We show with two experiments that an accurate interpretation of a created product can be made, even when designers are allowed full freedom in their gestures. MOVE ON, a computer supported design application is our first step towards full freedom gestural human-computer interaction. Creating task-specific human-computer interaction using limitless gestures is feasible, although extensive research is necessary and ongoing.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Gesture and sign language in human computer interaction: International Gesture Workshop, Bielefeld, Germany, September 17-19, 1997
    EditorsI. Wachsmuth, M. Fröhlich
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages197-208
    Publication statusPublished - 1998
    EventGesture and sign language in human computer interaction: International Gesture Workshop, Bielefeld, Germany, September 17-19, 1997 -
    Duration: 1 Jan 1998 → …

    Conference

    ConferenceGesture and sign language in human computer interaction: International Gesture Workshop, Bielefeld, Germany, September 17-19, 1997
    Period1/01/98 → …
    OtherGesture and sign language in human computer interaction: International Gesture Workshop, Bielefeld, Germany, September 17-19, 1997

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