Publication Type

Conference Proceeding Article

Version

Publisher’s Version

Publication Date

5-2011

Abstract

Sand animation is a performance art technique in which an artist tells stories by creating animated images with sand. Inspired by this medium, we have developed a new multitouch digital artistic medium named SandCanvas that simplifies the creation of sand animations. SandCanvas also goes beyond traditional sand animation with tools for mixing sand animation with video and replicating recorded free-form hand gestures. In this paper, we analyze common sand animation hand gestures, present SandCanvas’s intuitive UI, and describe implementation challenges we encountered. We also present an evaluation with professional and novice artists that shows the importance and unique affordances of this new medium.

Keywords

Sand animation, multitouch, tabletop computing, creativity

Discipline

Software Engineering

Research Areas

Software Systems

Publication

Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '11)

First Page

1283

Last Page

1292

ISBN

9781450302289

Identifier

10.1145/1978942.1979133

Publisher

ACM

City or Country

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1978942.1979133

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