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Toward An Ideal 3-D Cad System
Author(s): Alex P. Pentland
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Paper Abstract

A shared representation is crucial to effective, natural man-machine interaction. Unfortunately, little is known about peoples mental representation of shape; this prevents construction of truly effective computer-supported 3-D design media. How do people represent shape? We observe that design is typically an iterative process, starting with sketching and proceeding through detailing. Thus several different representations are required to support the design process. We investigate peoples naive, preattentive representation of shape to understand what sort of representation would best support the initial sketching stage of design. We then use our conclusions to build and evaluate a multi-representation 3-D CAD tool, and demonstrate enhanced performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 June 1987
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0758, Image Understanding and the Man-Machine Interface, (6 June 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.940081
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Alex P. Pentland, SRI International (United States)
Stanford University (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0758:
Image Understanding and the Man-Machine Interface
Eamon B. Barrett; James J. Pearson, Editor(s)

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