Nearly-Integral Manipulation of Rotary Widgets

  • Rodrigo Almeida
  • Pierre Cubaud
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4662)


We present a work in progress that investigates the manipulation of virtual rotary knobs using a device with three degrees-of-freedom. We draw a brief parallel between handling real knobs in professional sound appliances and interacting with desktop rotary widgets. Then, we present an interaction technique aimed to support a natural mapping, to reduce the activation time, and to enhance the fluidity along the gestures that compose this activity.


Interaction Techniques Rotary Widgets 3DOF Devices 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rodrigo Almeida
    • 1
  • Pierre Cubaud
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire CEDRIC, Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, 292, Rue Saint-Martin, 75003 ParisFrance

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