Window-Shaping: 3D Design Ideation by Creating on, Borrowing from, and Looking at the Physical World

Window-Shaping: 3D Design Ideation by Creating on, Borrowing from, and Looking at the Physical World

We present, Window-Shaping, a tangible mixed-reality (MR) interaction metaphor for design ideation that allows for the direct creation of 3D shapes on and around physical objects. Using the sketch-and-inflate scheme, our metaphor enables quick design of dimensionally...
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...