Usability evaluation of input devices for navigation and interaction in 3D visualisation

  • Peter Å krlj University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Computer and Information Science, Laboratory for Computer Graphics and Multimedia
  • Ciril Bohak University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Computer and Information Science, Laboratory for Computer Graphics and Multimedia
  • Jože Guna University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Laboratory for Telecommunications
  • Matija Marolt University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Computer and Information Science, Laboratory for Computer Graphics and Multimedia

Abstract

We present an assessment study of user experience and usability of different kinds of input devices for view manipulation in a 3D data visualisation application. Three input devices were compared: a computer mouse, a 3D mouse with six degrees of freedom, and the Leap Motion Controller - a device for touchless interaction. Assessment of these devices was conducted using the System Usability Scale (SUS) methodology, with addition of application specific questions. To gain further insight into users' behaviour, the users' performance and feedback on the given tasks was recorded and analysed. The best results were achieved by using the 3D mouse (SUS score 88.7), followed by the regular mouse (SUS score 72.4). The Leap Motion Controller (SUS score 56.5) was the least preferred mode of interaction, nevertheless it was described as natural and intuitive, showing great potential.

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Published
2015-02-17
How to Cite
Å KRLJ, Peter et al. Usability evaluation of input devices for navigation and interaction in 3D visualisation. International SERIES on Information Systems and Management in Creative eMedia (CreMedia), [S.l.], n. 2014/1, p. 19-23, feb. 2015. ISSN 2341-5576. Available at: <https://www.ambientmediaassociation.org/Journal/index.php/series/article/view/222>. Date accessed: 18 sep. 2021.

Keywords

user experience; usability evaluation, user study; 3D navigation; touchless interaction; 3D mouse
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