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User study on 3D multitouch interaction (3DMi) and gaze on surface computing

Ch’ng, Eugene; Cooke, Neil

Authors

Eugene Ch’ng

Neil Cooke



Abstract

On a multitouch table, user’s interactions with 3D virtual representations of real objects should be influenced by task and their perceived physical characteristics. This article explores the development and user study of an interactive 3D application that allows users to explore virtual heritage objects on a surface device. To-date, most multitouch has focused on 2D or 2.5D systems. A user-study is reported where we analyse their multimodal behaviour – specifically how they interact on a surface device with objects that have similar properties to physical versions and the users’ associated gaze patterns with touch. The study reveals that gaze characteristics are different according to their interaction intention in terms of position and duration of visual attention. We discovered that virtual objects afford the perception of haptic attributes ascribed to their equivalent physical objects, and that differences in the summary statistics of gaze showed consistent characteristics between people and differences between natural and task based activities. An awareness of user behaviours using natural gestures can inform the design of interactive 3D applications which complements the user’s model of past experience with physical objects and with GUI interaction.

Citation

Ch’ng, E., & Cooke, N. (in press). User study on 3D multitouch interaction (3DMi) and gaze on surface computing. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, 9187, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-20898-5_41

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jan 1, 2015
Online Publication Date Jul 1, 2015
Deposit Date Jan 4, 2018
Publicly Available Date Jan 4, 2018
Journal Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence
Print ISSN 0302-9743
Electronic ISSN 0302-9743
Publisher Springer Verlag
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 9187
Book Title Design, User Experience, and Usability: Users and Interactions
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-20898-5_41
Keywords Interactive 3D, multitouch, surface computing, digital heritage, gaze tracking
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/48872
Publisher URL https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-319-20898-5_41
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/end_user_agreement.pdf
Additional Information This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence. The final authenticated version is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-20898-5_41.

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