MixFab: a mixed-reality environment for personal fabrication

Weichel, Christian and Lau, Manfred and Kim, David and Villar, Nicolas and Gellersen, Hans (2014) MixFab: a mixed-reality environment for personal fabrication. In: CHI '14 Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ACM, New York, pp. 3855-3864. ISBN 9781450324731

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Abstract

Personal fabrication machines, such as 3D printers and laser cutters, are becoming increasingly ubiquitous. However, designing objects for fabrication still requires 3D modeling skills, thereby rendering such technologies inaccessible to a wide user-group. In this paper, we introduce MixFab, a mixed-reality environment for personal fabrication that lowers the barrier for users to engage in personal fabrication. Users design objects in an immersive augmented reality environment, interact with virtual objects in a direct gestural manner and can introduce existing physical objects effortlessly into their designs. We describe the design and implementation of MixFab, a user-defined gesture study that informed this design, show artifacts designed with the system and describe a user study evaluating the system's prototype.

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Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Additional Information:
Best Paper Award at CHI 2014 (Top 1% of submissions)
ID Code:
68396
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Deposited On:
24 Jan 2014 06:10
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Yes
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Published
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11 Jul 2020 23:43