Preference between allocentric and egocentric 3D manipulation in a locally coupled configuration

Paul Issartel, Lonni Besançon, Florimond Guéniat, Tobias Isenberg, Mehdi Ammi

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We study user preference between allocentric and egocentric 3D manipulation on mobile devices, in a configuration where the motion of the device is applied to an object displayed on the device itself. We first evaluate this preference for translations and for rotations alone, then for full 6-DOF manipulation. We also investigate the role of contextual cues by performing this experiment in different 3D scenes. Finally, we look at the specific influence of each manipulation axis. Our results provide guidelines to help interface designers select an appropriate default mapping in this locally coupled configuration.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSUI'16 - Proceedings of the 2016 Symposium on Spatial User Interaction
EditorsRobert Teather, Evan Suma, Kyle Johnsen
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781450340687
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventSymposium on Spatial User Interaction 2016 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 15 Oct 201616 Oct 2016
Conference number: 4th


ConferenceSymposium on Spatial User Interaction 2016
Abbreviated titleSUI 2016
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  • 3D interaction
  • Control-display mappings
  • Mobile devices

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