A NEW APPROACH FOR GESTURE-BASED SKETCHING
Tools for engineering design like CAD don´t support creativity in the early design phases. Instead, paper based sketches are still the conceptual designer’s first choice for fixing his ideas. Gestures are an intuitive way of behaviour of people. An approach was developed. A data glove is used as input device at a Barco as output device. For interacting intuitive gestures for sketching are defined in an user interface. To validate the approach was evaluated with the following criterias: User friendliness, creating geometry, moving, selecting, and concretisizing of lines. The results were good, nevertheless there is some potential for optimization: Fusion of action- and perception-room, enhancing of the tracking, and an improving of the GUI.