Sophie Erbsner Julian Peter
Augmented Reality is a technology which connects virtuality and reality. This project is about adding a tangible object as part of reality to manipulate objects in AR environments. The main goal is to avoid touch input, due to fatigue of the hands. Therefore, we developed a tangible interaction menu (short: TIM) for easing the workflow in graphic programs. The base of TIM is an octagonal shape, which was designed for one hand to have control over eight menu items.
The efficiency and usability of TIM was tested and compared with a second prototype: the menu with the tangible object and the other as usual with touch input. The user tests have shown that the prototype has still some trouble with tracking the AR markers, for this reason the interactions in whole takes much longer than the touch interaction.
Tangible interaction Augmented Reality