Article | SIGRAD 2005 The Annual SIGRAD Conference Special Theme - Mobile Graphics | Tangible User Interface for Chemistry Education: Visualization; Portability; and Database

Title:
Tangible User Interface for Chemistry Education: Visualization; Portability; and Database
Author:
Joakim Almgren: TableTopInteraction Lab (http://t2i.se/) at IDC, CSE, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden Richard Carlsson: TableTopInteraction Lab (http://t2i.se/) at IDC, CSE, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden Henrik Erkkonen: TableTopInteraction Lab (http://t2i.se/) at IDC, CSE, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden Jonas Fredriksson: TableTopInteraction Lab (http://t2i.se/) at IDC, CSE, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden Sanne Møller: TableTopInteraction Lab (http://t2i.se/) at IDC, CSE, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden Henrik Rydgård: TableTopInteraction Lab (http://t2i.se/) at IDC, CSE, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden Mattias Österberg: TableTopInteraction Lab (http://t2i.se/) at IDC, CSE, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden Kristina Bötschi: Department of Psychology, University of Zurich, Switzerland Benedikt Voegtli: HyperWerk, FHBB, Switzerland Morten Fjeld: TableTopInteraction Lab (http://t2i.se/) at IDC, CSE, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
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Year:
2005
Conference:
SIGRAD 2005 The Annual SIGRAD Conference Special Theme - Mobile Graphics
Issue:
016
Article no.:
004
Pages:
19-24
No. of pages:
6
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2005-11-23
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


Augmented Chemistry (AC) is an application that utilizes a tangible user interface (TUI) for organic chemistry education. Based on the outcome of an extensive evaluation; we are in the process of extending the AC system. Firstly; for enhanced interaction; keyboard-free system configuration; and internal/external database (DB) access; a graphic user interface (GUI) has been incorporated into the TUI. Three-dimensional (3D) rendering has also been improved using shadows and related effects; thereby enhancing depth perception. Secondly; AC has been ported to different operating systems and is now compatible with Linux-; Windows-; and Mac OS X based platforms. This enables the use of a wider range of hardware: USB and Firewire (IEEE1394) cameras are now supported. Finally; system capacity to import and visualize molecules from an extensive XML-based DB has been realized. This gives users the ability to download and interact with any molecule up to a certain complexity.

Keywords: Augmented Reality; Tangible User Interface; Education; Organic Chemistry; Octet Rule; GUI; TUI

SIGRAD 2005 The Annual SIGRAD Conference Special Theme - Mobile Graphics

Author:
Joakim Almgren, Richard Carlsson, Henrik Erkkonen, Jonas Fredriksson, Sanne Møller, Henrik Rydgård, Mattias Österberg, Kristina Bötschi, Benedikt Voegtli, Morten Fjeld
Title:
Tangible User Interface for Chemistry Education: Visualization; Portability; and Database
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SIGRAD 2005 The Annual SIGRAD Conference Special Theme - Mobile Graphics

Author:
Joakim Almgren, Richard Carlsson, Henrik Erkkonen, Jonas Fredriksson, Sanne Møller, Henrik Rydgård, Mattias Österberg, Kristina Bötschi, Benedikt Voegtli, Morten Fjeld
Title:
Tangible User Interface for Chemistry Education: Visualization; Portability; and Database
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