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Navigating the Space: Evaluating a 3D-Input Device in Placement and Docking Tasks

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Proceedings of HCI 2011 The 25th BCS Conference on Human Computer Interaction (HCI)

Human Computer Interaction

4 - 8 July 2011

Input device, 3D interaction, Object manipulation, Empirical Evaluation, SpaceNavigator

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      We present a study investigating the performance in a 3D object manipulation task with a mouse and a dedicated input device (SpaceNavigator). Previous research delivered ambiguous results about the performance in different 3D tasks. Therefore we used placement (only translation) as well as docking (translation and rotation) tasks. Twelve participants experienced with 3D software took part in the study. They had to translate and rotate 30 cubes with the mouse and the SpaceNavigator (altogether 60 tasks) to place them on a chessboard in Autodesk Maya. The results show an outperformance of the mouse over the SpaceNavigator in the placement tasks but not in the docking tasks, which require a higher extent of object manipulation. Although the SpaceNavigator did not outperform the mouse, considering the number of tasks with the SpaceNavigator and further results of the study (like the learning effect and subjective feedback), the usage of a higher degree-of-freedom device for tasks with multiple simultaneous object manipulations seems reasonable.

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            Affiliations
            CURE Center for Usability

            Research & Engineering

            Modecenterstraße 17 / Objekt 2

            1110 Wien
            ICT&S, University

            of Salzburg

            S.-Haffner-Gasse 18

            5020 Salzburg
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            Conference
            July 2011
            July 2011
            : 309-314
            10.14236/ewic/HCI2011.60
            © Elke Mattheiss et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Proceedings of HCI 2011 The 25th BCS Conference on Human Computer Interaction, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

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            Proceedings of HCI 2011 The 25th BCS Conference on Human Computer Interaction
            HCI
            25
            Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
            4 - 8 July 2011
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            Human Computer Interaction
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            Product Information: 1477-9358 BCS Learning & Development
            Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
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            Electronic Workshops in Computing

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