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Machines 2015, 3(3), 173-207; doi:10.3390/machines3030173

Move, Hold and Touch: A Framework for Tangible Gesture Interactive Systems

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HumanTech Institute, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland, Fribourg 1700, Switzerland
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Human-IST research center, University of Fribourg, Fribourg 1700, Switzerland
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Faculty of Design, Architecture & Building, University of Technology Sydney, Ultimo NSW 2007, Australia
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Industrial Design Department, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven 5612 AZ, The Netherlands
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Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee, Nethergate, Dundee DD1 4HN, UK
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Academic Editor: David Mba
Received: 15 June 2015 / Revised: 26 July 2015 / Accepted: 5 August 2015 / Published: 18 August 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Tangible meets Gestural)
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Abstract

Technology is spreading in our everyday world, and digital interaction beyond the screen, with real objects, allows taking advantage of our natural manipulative and communicative skills. Tangible gesture interaction takes advantage of these skills by bridging two popular domains in Human-Computer Interaction, tangible interaction and gestural interaction. In this paper, we present the Tangible Gesture Interaction Framework (TGIF) for classifying and guiding works in this field. We propose a classification of gestures according to three relationships with objects: move, hold and touch. Following this classification, we analyzed previous work in the literature to obtain guidelines and common practices for designing and building new tangible gesture interactive systems. We describe four interactive systems as application examples of the TGIF guidelines and we discuss the descriptive, evaluative and generative power of TGIF. View Full-Text
Keywords: tangible gestures; taxonomy; tangible interaction; gesture syntactics; gesture semantics; design guidelines tangible gestures; taxonomy; tangible interaction; gesture syntactics; gesture semantics; design guidelines
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Angelini, L.; Lalanne, D.; Hoven, E.; Khaled, O.A.; Mugellini, E. Move, Hold and Touch: A Framework for Tangible Gesture Interactive Systems. Machines 2015, 3, 173-207.

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