SmartSketches is a user-centred approach to introducing computer-based tools in the initial stages of product design. To this end, we will develop innovative multimodal user interfaces combining sketches, gestures and speech among others, to accomplish design tasks in differ-ent contexts, ranging from small tablets to large-scale displays and immersive environments. This approach will be borne out of extensive user studies and task analysis to identify critical bottlenecks in present-day conditions. Our work will yield prototype tools and interaction methods whose ease of use will be assessed through end-user testing in terms of lesser time required to perform critical tasks, fewer errors in final results and higher-quality products.
The SmartSketches project terminated successfuly in December 2004. You
can find the final Technical Reports and Deliverables in the
corresponding sections of this site.
SmartSketches was demonstrated at the Fraunhofer Booth, including SBR,
GIDES++, SBRGIDES++, SketchAR, during EUROMOLD in Frankfurt, Germany.
The paper "Mixing Images and Sketches for Retrieving Vector
Drawings" was presented at the 7th Eurographics Workshop on Multimedia
(EGMM'04), Nanjing, China, October 2004.
Simultaneously, SBR and GIDES++ was demonstrated to several research groups.
Bruno Araujo presented "Curvature Dependent Polygonization
of Implicit Surfaces", at SIACG'04/SIBGRAPI'04, in Curitiba, Brazil,
and presented SmartSketches to LSI/USP (Sao Paulo).
Papers "Retrieving Mould Drawings by Content" and "GIDeS++: A Rapid Prototyping Tool for Mould Design" were presented at the Rapid Product Development event (RPD 2004), Marinha Grande, Portugal, October
We have organized the Eurographics Workshop on Sketch-Based
User Interfaces and Modeling. The workshop took place on August 30 and
August 31 in Grenoble, France. It was attended by 48 participants who discussed 21
papers. The technical program can be consulted here. The venue
was a great success. As a result, the Eurographics Association has created a
Working group on Sketch-Based User Interfaces
and Modeling. The next venue is planned to take place in Dublin Ireland,
just before Eurographics 2005.
Poster on "
ClipArt Images by Content" was presented
at the International Conference on Image and Video Retrieval
(CIVR'04), Dublin, Ireland, July 2004.