Co-3Deator: A Team-First Collaborative 3D Design Ideation Tool

Co-3Deator: A Team-First Collaborative 3D Design Ideation Tool

We present Co-3Deator, a sketch-based collaborative 3D modeling system based on the notion of “team-first” ideation tools, where the needs and processes of the entire design team come before that of an individual designer. Co-3Deator includes two specific...
Proto-TAI++: Exploring perceptually consistent creation of planar shape assemblies through multi-modal tangible interactions

Proto-TAI++: Exploring perceptually consistent creation of planar shape assemblies through multi-modal tangible interactions

We explore tangible 3D interactions that allow for geometric and perceptual correspondence between a midair modality and the 3D elements it controls. To demonstrate our approach, we use a concrete application scenario through Proto-TAI++, a multimodal system using...
RealFusion: An Interactive Workflow for Repurposing Real-World Objects towards Early-stage Creative Ideation

RealFusion: An Interactive Workflow for Repurposing Real-World Objects towards Early-stage Creative Ideation

We present RealFusion, an interactive workflow that supports early stage design ideation in a digital 3D medium. RealFusion is inspired by the practice of found-object-art, wherein new representations are created by composing existing objects. The key motivation...
MobiSweep: Exploring Spatial Design Ideation Using a Smartphone as a Hand-held Reference Plane

MobiSweep: Exploring Spatial Design Ideation Using a Smartphone as a Hand-held Reference Plane

In this paper, we explore quick 3D shape composition during early-phase spatial design ideation. Our approach is to re-purpose a smartphone as a hand-held reference plane for creating, modifying, and manipulating 3D sweep surfaces. We implemented MobiSweep, a...
PROTO-TAI: Quick Design Prototyping using Tangible Assisted Interfaces

PROTO-TAI: Quick Design Prototyping using Tangible Assisted Interfaces

In the real world, we use our innate manual dexterity to create and manipulate 3D objects. Conventional virtual design tools largely neglect this skill by imposing non-intuitive 2D control mechanisms for interacting with 3D design models. Their usage is thus...