Proceedings: GI 2003

Digital Decor: Augmented Everyday Things

Itiro Siio, Jim Rowan, Noyuri Mima, Elizabeth Mynatt

Proceedings of Graphics Interface 2003: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 11 - 13 June 2003, 159-166

DOI 10.20380/GI2003.19

  • BibTeX

     title = {Digital Decor: Augmented Everyday Things},
     author = {Itiro Siio and Jim Rowan and Noyuri Mima and Elizabeth Mynatt},
     booktitle = {Proceedings of the Graphics Interface 2003 Conference, June 11-13, 2003, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada},
     organization = {CIPS, Canadian Human-Computer Communication Society},
     publisher = {Canadian Human-Computer Communications Society and A K Peters Ltd.},
     issn = {0713-5424},
     isbn = {1-56881-207-8},
     location = {Halifax, Nova Scotia},
     url = {},
     year = {2003},
     month = {June},
     pages = {159--166}


Many training, education, and visualization environ-ments would benefit from realistic animated characters. Unfortunately, interfaces for character motion specification are often complex and ill-suited to non-experts. We present a tangible interface for basic character manipulation on planar surfaces. In particular, we focus on interface aspects specific to 2D gross character animation such as path and timing specification. Our approach allows for character manipulation and high-level motion specification through a natural metaphor - the figurine. We present an example interface for designing and visualizing strategy in the sport of American football and discuss usability studies of this interface.