SketchyDynamics: A Library for the Development of Physics Simulation Applications with Sketch-Based Interfaces

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Sketch-based interfaces provide a powerful, natural and intuitive way for users to interact with an application. By combining a sketch-based interface with a physically simulated environment, an application offers the means for users to rapidly sketch a set of objects, like if they are doing it on piece of paper, and see how these objects behave in a simulation. In this paper we present SketchyDynamics, a library that intends to facilitate the creation of applications by rapidly providing them a sketch-based interface and physics simulation capabilities. SketchyDynamics was designed to be versatile and customizable but also simple. In fact, a simple application where the user draws objects and they are immediately simulated, colliding with each other and reacting to the specified physical forces, can be created with only 3 lines of code. In order to validate SketchyDynamics design choices, we also present some details of the usability evaluation that was conducted with a proof-of-concept prototype
Year of Publication
2013
Journal
International Journal of Interactive Multimedia and Artificial Intelligence
Volume
2
Issue
Special Issue on Improvements in Information Systems and Technologies
Number
3
Number of Pages
23-30
Date Published
09/2013
ISSN Number
1989-1660
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http://www.ijimai.org/journal/sites/default/files/files/2013/06/ijimai20132_3_3_pdf_15923.pdf
DOI
10.9781/ijimai.2013.233
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