Technical Report CSI-0009

Meaningful Touch and Gestural Interactions with Simulations Interfacing via the Dart Programming Language

T. H. McMullen and K. A. Hawick

Archived: 2014

Abstract

Interactive technologies are improving the way in which we are able to communicate with devices. The rise in availability of products, such as the Leap Motion, Kinect and touch screen devices, means that we are able to program applications that significantly increase the potential input from human users. These devices are able to be programmed to work together allowing for situations where one device may improve the functionality of another. In this paper we discus use of the Leap Motion and touch screens in our research into interactive simulations. We use the Dart programming language as a suitable vehicle to integrate together interface components to these two different technologies. We show how combinations of these devices can lead to new and meaningful ways to communicate with applications over and beyond the capabilities of conventional input methods for simulations.

Keywords: Dart; HCI; touch-screens; LEAP; gestural interaction

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Citation Information: BiBTeX database for CSI Notes.

BiBTeX reference:

@InProceedings{CSI-0009,
        Title = {Meaningful Touch and Gestural Interactions with Simulations Interfacing via the Dart Programming Language},
        Author = {T. H. McMullen and K. A. Hawick},
        Booktitle = {Proc. 2014 International Conference on Modeling, Simulation and Visualization Methods},
        Year = {2014},
        Address = {Las Vegas, USA},
        Month = {21-24 July},
        Note = {ISBN: 1-60132-281-X},
        Pages = {139-144},
        Publisher = {WorldComp},
        Keywords = {Dart; HCI; touch-screens; LEAP; gestural interaction},
        Owner = {kahawick},
        Timestamp = {2014.08.17},
        Url = {http://digital.hull.ac.uk/reports/0009/csi-0009.html}
}