MobiSweep Conference Paper uri icon


  • © 2016 ACM. In this paper, we explore quick 3D shape composition during early-phase spatial design ideation. Our approach is to re-purpose a smartphone as a hand-held reference plane for creating, modifying, and manipulating 3D sweep surfaces. We implemented MobiSweep, a prototype application to explore a new design space of constrained spatial interactions that combine direct orientation control with indirect position control via well-established multi-touch gestures. MobiSweep leverages kinesthetically aware interactions for the creation of a sweep surface without explicit position tracking. The design concepts generated by users, in conjunction with their feedback, demonstrate the potential of such interactions in enabling spatial ideation.

author list (cited authors)

  • Vinayak, .., Ramanujan, D., Piya, C., & Ramani, K.

citation count

  • 10

publication date

  • February 2016


  • ACM  Publisher