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Exploring Frame Gestures for Fluid Freehand Sketching

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In this paper, we explore a minimalistic gesture-based interface for fluid freehand concept sketching with vector graphics. Our approach leverages the advantages of both the GUI and gestural interface paradigms. We describe how to use frame gestures to control rotation, translation, and scale of the drawing canvas and of stroke selections. Based on an implementation of this concept we evaluate our tool with both novices and experts, and report on both its benefits and drawbacks.

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Demo:

You can download a demo of the sketching tool (for Win32, 7.6MB) and try it out for yourself. It works best when used with a Wacom tablet, but also supports interaction using a Smart Technologies DViT.

Video:

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Poster presented at NPAR 2009:

Cross-Reference:

This general idea of using the frame for navigation control was later used by us for the exploration of 3D scientific visualization spaces with 7DOF, see the page on this paper as well.

Main Reference:

Menno Nijboer, Moritz Gerl, and Tobias Isenberg (2010) Exploring Frame Gestures for Fluid Freehand Sketching. In Marc Alexa and Ellen Yi-Luen Do, eds., Proceedings of the Sketch Based Interfaces and Modeling Symposium (SBIM, June 7–10, Annecy, France). Goslar, Germany. Eurographics Association, pages 57–62, 2010.   doi
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@INPROCEEDINGS{Nijboer:2010:EFG, author = {Menno Nijboer and Moritz Gerl and Tobias Isenberg}, title = {Exploring Frame Gestures for Fluid Freehand Sketching}, booktitle = {Proceedings of the Sketch Based Interfaces and Modeling Symposium (SBIM, June 7--10, Annecy, France)}, editor = {Marc Alexa and Do, Ellen Yi-Luen}, year = {2010}, pages = {57--62}, publisher = {Eurographics Association}, address = {Goslar, Germany}, doi = {10.2312/SBM/SBM10/057-062}, doi_url = {https://doi.org/10.2312/SBM/SBM10/057-062}, url = {https://tobias.isenberg.cc/VideosAndDemos/Nijboer2010EFG}, pdf = {https://tobias.isenberg.cc/personal/papers/Nijboer_2010_EFG.pdf}, }

Other References:

Menno Nijboer, Moritz Gerl, and Tobias Isenberg (2010) Interaction Concepts for Fluid Freehand Sketching. In Proceedings of the Sixteenth Annual Conference of the Advanced School for Computing and Imaging (ASCI CONFERENCE, November 1–3, Veldhoven, The Netherlands). 2010. Paper number 12. Also see the paper at SBIM 2010.   pdf
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@INPROCEEDINGS{Nijboer:2010:ICF, author = {Menno Nijboer and Moritz Gerl and Tobias Isenberg}, title = {Interaction Concepts for Fluid Freehand Sketching}, booktitle = {Proceedings of the Sixteenth Annual Conference of the Advanced School for Computing and Imaging (ASCI CONFERENCE, November 1--3, Veldhoven, The Netherlands)}, year = {2010}, url = {https://tobias.isenberg.cc/VideosAndDemos/Nijboer2010EFG}, pdf = {https://tobias.isenberg.cc/personal/papers/Nijboer_2010_ICF.pdf}, }
Menno Nijboer, Moritz Gerl, and Tobias Isenberg (2009) Interaction Concepts for Digital Concept Sketching. In Holger Winnemöller and Marc Nienhaus, eds., Poster Presentations of the Seventh International Symposium on Non-Photorealistic Animation and Rendering (NPAR, August 1–2, New Orleans, USA). 2009. Extended abstract and poster, also see the paper at SBIM 2010.   pdf
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@INPROCEEDINGS{Nijboer:2009:ICD, author = {Menno Nijboer and Moritz Gerl and Tobias Isenberg}, title = {Interaction Concepts for Digital Concept Sketching}, booktitle = {Poster Presentations of the Seventh International Symposium on Non-Photorealistic Animation and Rendering (NPAR, August 1--2, New Orleans, USA)}, editor = {Holger Winnem{\"o}ller and Marc Nienhaus}, year = {2009}, url = {https://tobias.isenberg.cc/VideosAndDemos/Nijboer2010EFG}, pdf = {https://tobias.isenberg.cc/personal/papers/Nijboer_2009_ICD.pdf}, }
Menno Nijboer (2009) User Interactions for Scalable Freehand Sketching. Master's thesis, University of Groningen, 2009.   pdf
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@MASTERSTHESIS{Nijboer:2009:UIS, author = {Menno Nijboer}, title = {User {I}nteractions for Scalable Freehand Sketching}, year = {2009}, school = {University of Groningen}, address = {The Netherlands}, url = {http://irs.ub.rug.nl/dbi/49db2608cb35b}, pdf = {https://tobias.isenberg.cc/personal/papers_students/Nijboer_2009_UIS.pdf}, }

This work was done at the Scientific Visualization and Computer Graphics Lab of the University of Groningen, the Netherlands.