Publication Type

Conference Proceeding Article

Publication Date

4-2008

Abstract

Because most animation tools are complex and timeconsuming to learn and use, most animations today are created by experts. To help novices create a wide range of animations quickly, we have developed a general-purpos informal, 2D animation sketching system called K-Sketch. Field studies investigating the needs of animatorsnd would-be animators helped us collect a library of usage scenarios for our tool. A novel optimization technique enabled us to design an interface that is simultaneously fast, simple, and powerful. The result is a pen-based system that relies on users’ intuitive sense of space and time while still supporting a wide range of uses. In a laboratory experiment that compared K-Sketch to a more formal animation tool (PowerPoint), participants worked three times faster, needed half the learning time, and had significantly lower cognitive load with K-Sketch.

Keywords

animation, informal user interfaces, pen-based user interfaces, sketching

Discipline

Software Engineering

Research Areas

Software and Cyber-Physical Systems

Publication

CHI '08: Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: Florence, Italy, April 5-10, 2008

First Page

413

Last Page

422

ISBN

9781605580111

Identifier

10.1145/1357054.1357122

Publisher

ACM

City or Country

New York

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://doi.org/10.1145/1357054.1357122

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