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Tilting-Twisting-Rolling: a pen-based technique for compass geometric construction

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Abstract

This paper presents a new pen-based technique, Tilting-Twisting-Rolling, to support compass geometric construction. By leveraging the 3D orientation information and 3D rotation information of a pen, this technique allows smooth pen action to complete multi-step geometric construction without switching task states. Results from a user study show this Tilting-Twisting-Rolling technique can improve user performance and user experience in compass geometric construction.

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Acknowledgements

This work was supported by National Key Research and Development Plan of China (Grant No. 2016YFB1001405), National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 61232013, 61422212, 61303162), Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities, and Beijing Municipal Social Science Foundation (Grant No. 16YTC033).

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Correspondence to Feng Tian.

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Lyu, F., Tian, F., Dai, G. et al. Tilting-Twisting-Rolling: a pen-based technique for compass geometric construction. Sci. China Inf. Sci. 60, 053101 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11432-017-9063-2

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Keywords

  • Tilting-Twisting-Rolling
  • pen-based tool
  • virtual compass
  • geometry construction
  • interaction