InfoPhys: Direct Manipulation of Information Visualisation through a Force-Feedback Pointing Device

Christian Frisson, Bruno Dumas

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Abstract

Information visualisation is the transformation of abstract data into visual, interactive representations. In this paper we present InfoPhys, a device that enables the direct, tangible manipulation of visualisations. InfoPhys makes use of a force-feedback pointing device to simulate haptic feedback while the user explores visualisations projected on top of the device. We present a use case illustrating the trends in ten years of TEI proceedings and how InfoPhys allows users to feel and manipulate these trends. The technical and software aspects of our prototype are presented, and promising improvements and future work opened by Info-Phys are then discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTEI 2016 - Proceedings of the 10th Anniversary Conference on Tangible Embedded and Embodied Interaction
PublisherACM Press
Pages428-433
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781450335829
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Feb 2016
Event10th Anniversary Conference on Tangible Embedded and Embodied Interaction, TEI 2016 - Eindhoven, Netherlands
Duration: 14 Feb 201617 Feb 2016

Conference

Conference10th Anniversary Conference on Tangible Embedded and Embodied Interaction, TEI 2016
CountryNetherlands
CityEindhoven
Period14/02/1617/02/16

Keywords

  • Direct manipulation
  • Force-feedback user interfaces
  • Information visualization
  • Physical visualisation
  • Tangible user interfaces

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