Applying scenarios in user-centred design to develop a sketching interface for human modelling and animation

Chen Mao, Sheng-feng Qin, David Wright, Jun Peng

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Abstract

This paper presents our user and usability studies for applying scenarios in user-centred design to develop a sketching interface for virtual human modelling and animation. In this approach, we utilise the User Centred System Design (UCSD) strategy and spiral lifecycles to ensure system usability and functionalities. A series of usability techniques were employed. After the initial conceptual design, a preliminary user study (including questionnaires and sketching observations) was undertaken to establish the formal interface design. Second, an informal user test was conducted on the first prototype: a "sketch-based 3D stick figure animation interface". Finally, a formal user evaluation (including performance tests, sketching observations, and interviews) was carried out on the latest version: a "sketch-based virtual human builder". During this iterative process, various paper-based and electronic-based sketching scenarios were created, which were acted-out by users to help designers evoke and verify design ideas, identify users' needs, and test the prototype interfaces in real contexts. Benefiting from applying the UCSD strategy and scenario-based design to develop a natural and supportive sketching interface, our investigation can be a useful instantiation for the design of other sketching interfaces where these techniques have not been widely acknowledged and utilised in the past.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSBM'06 Proceedings of the Third Eurographics conference on Sketch-Based Interfaces and Modeling
EditorsDieter W. Fellner
Place of PublicationAire-la-Ville
PublisherEurographics Association
Pages147-156
ISBN (Print)9781568813578
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2006
EventEurographics Workshop on Sketch-based Interfaces and Modeling 2006 - Vienna
Duration: 1 Sep 2006 → …
http://https://www.cg.tuwien.ac.at/events/EGWSBM06/program.php

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ConferenceEurographics Workshop on Sketch-based Interfaces and Modeling 2006
Period1/09/06 → …
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