BUILD-IT is a planning tool based on computer vision technology, with a capacity for complex planning and composition tasks. The system enables users, grouped around a table, to interact in a virtual scene, using physical bricks to select and manipulate virtual models.

BUILD-IT is a planning tool based on computer vision technology, with a capacity for complex planning and composition tasks. The system enables users, grouped around a table, to interact in a virtual scene, using physical bricks to select and manipulate virtual models. A plan view of the scene is projected onto the table. A perspective view of the scene, called side view, is projected on the wall. The plan view contains a storage space with originals, allowing users to create new models and to activate tools (e.g. navigation and height tools). Model selection is done by putting a brick at the model position. Once selected, models can be positioned, rotated and fixed by simple brick manipulation.

Publications or Reports

  • M. Fjeld and W. Barendregt . 2009. Epistemic action: A measure for cognitive support in Tangible User Interfaces?. Behavior Research Methods. Vol. 41, no. 3, PP. 876-881.  
  • M. Fjeld and W. Barendregt. 2008. Epistemic Action: a Measure for Cognitive Support in Tangible User Interfaces?. In Proceedings of Measuring Behavior 2008, 6th International Conference on Methods and Techniques in Behavioral Research. PP. 115-116.  
  • Wirz, R.. 2005. Evaluation of a comparative study of a tangible user interfaces. . 
  • M. Fjeld, M. Morf, and H. Krueger. 2004. Activity Theory and the Practice of Design: Evaluation of a Collaborative Tangible User Interface. In (L. Uden and Y. Engeström, eds.) A Special issue of Internat.  
  • M. Gaehwiler, M. Fjeld. 2002. CAD system for comparative study of a tangible user interface. .  
  • M. Fjeld, K. Lauche, M. Bichsel, F. Voorhorst, H. Krueger and M. Rauterberg. 2002. Physical and Virtual Tools: Activity Theory Applied to the Design of Groupware. In B. A. Nardi and D. F. Redmiles.  
  • M. Bichsel, M. Fjeld, V. Hrdliczka, K. Lauche and F. Voorhorst. 1999. Build-it-Feasible. In E. Ulich (ed.) Optimierung der Produkt- und Prozessentwicklung (In English: Optimization of Product and Pro.  
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