Where are you pointing?: the accuracy of deictic pointing in CVEs

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Where are you pointing?: the accuracy of deictic pointing in CVEs
Deictic reference – pointing at things during conversation – is ubiquitous in human communication, and should also be an important tool in distributed collaborative virtual environments (CVEs). Pointing gestures can be complex and subtle, however, and pointing is much more difficult in the virtual world. In order to improve the richness of interaction in CVEs, it is important to provide better support for pointing and deictic reference, and a first step in this support is to determine how well people can interpret the direction that another person is pointing. To investigate this question, we carried out two studies. The first identified several ways that people point towards distant targets, and established that not all pointing requires high accuracy. This suggested that natural CVE pointing could potentially be successful; but no knowledge is available about whether even moderate accuracy is possible in CVEs. Therefore, our second study looked more closely at how accurately peo...
Nelson Wong, Carl Gutwin
Added 17 May 2010
Updated 17 May 2010
Type Conference
Year 2010
Where CHI
Authors Nelson Wong, Carl Gutwin
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