Tangible user interface integration in engineering

  • Nadine CoutureEmail author
  • Jeremy Legardeur
  • Guillaume Riviere
Technical Paper


In this paper we describe the design and the development of two specific tangible user interface (TUI) platforms. The aim of the first one is to support computer aided design (CAD) parts assembly operations in the mechanical product domain. The aim of the second one is mainly designed to help stakeholders during the task of validation of subsoil model in the field of geosciences. In this paper, we propose a design methodology of the tangible parts (also called props) based on our previous experiences in TUI development. This methodology is mainly based on multidisciplinary work and user tests and we assume that this process is reproducible.


Tangible user interface (TUI) Experiences feedback Multidisciplinary design methodology CAD parts assembly Geosciences 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nadine Couture
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jeremy Legardeur
    • 1
  • Guillaume Riviere
    • 1
  1. 1.ESTIA, Technopôle IzarbelBidartFrance

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