Analysis of Locally Coupled 3D Manipulation Mappings Based on Mobile Device Motion

Issartel, Paul and Guéniat, Florimond and Isenberg, Tobias and Ammi, Mehdi (2017) Analysis of Locally Coupled 3D Manipulation Mappings Based on Mobile Device Motion. Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments, 26 (1). pp. 66-95. ISSN 1054-7460

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Abstract

We examine a class of techniques for 3D object manipulation on mobile devices, in which the device's physical motion is applied to 3D objects displayed on the device itself. This "local coupling" between input and display creates specific challenges compared to manipulation techniques designed for monitor-based or immersive virtual environments. Our work focuses specifically on the mapping between device motion and object motion. We review existing manipulation techniques and introduce a formal description of the main mappings under a common notation. Based on this notation, we analyze these mappings and their properties in order to answer crucial usability questions. We first investigate how the 3D objects should move on the screen, since the screen also moves with the mobile device during manipulation. We then investigate the effects of a limited range of manipulation and present a number of solutions to overcome this constraint. This work provides a theoretical framework to better understand the properties of locally-coupled 3D manipulation mappings based on mobile device motion.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H100 General Engineering
H900 Others in Engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Engineering and the Built Environment
REF UoA Output Collections > REF 2021 UoA12: Engineering
Depositing User: Euan Scott
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2019 09:39
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2019 09:39
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/6875

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