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HotGestures: Complementing Command Selection and Use with Delimiter-Free Gesture-Based Shortcuts in Virtual Reality.

Accepted version
Peer-reviewed

Type

Article

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Authors

Song, Zhaomou 
Dudley, John J 
Kristensson, Per Ola  ORCID logo  https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7139-871X

Abstract

Conventional desktop applications provide users with hotkeys as shortcuts for triggering different functionality. In this paper we consider what constitutes an effective parallel to hotkeys in a 3D interaction space where the input modality is no longer limited to the use of a keyboard. We propose HotGestures: a gesture-based interaction system for rapid tool selection and usage. Hand gestures are frequently used during human communication to convey information and provide natural associations with meaning. HotGestures provide shortcuts for users to seamlessly activate and use virtual tools by performing hand gestures. This approach naturally complements conventional menu interactions. We evaluate the potential of HotGestures in a set of two user studies and observe that our gesture-based technique provides fast and effective shortcuts for tool selection and usage. Participants found HotGestures to be distinctive, fast, and easy to use while also complementing conventional menu-based interaction.

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Keywords

46 Information and Computing Sciences, 4608 Human-Centred Computing, Clinical Research

Journal Title

IEEE Trans Vis Comput Graph

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Journal ISSN

1077-2626
1941-0506

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PP

Publisher

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Sponsorship
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EP/S027432/1)
EPSRC (EP/W02456X/1)
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