Stereoscopic, 2D, 3D, Fish Tank VR, Gestures
Abstract:Technologies for 3D input and output are becoming more common in home and workplace environments. However, viewing a stereoscopic display and relying on 3D interactions can be fatiguing. We explore the design possibilities of transitioning between 2D and 3D modalities to best support the user's task. We demonstrate that a Hybrid interaction technique, that transitions between 2D display and input, to 3D, mid-task, outperforms 2D only and 3D only techniques. Guided by this result, we present HybridSpace, a proof-of-concept modeling environment that combines the benefits of 2D and 3D input and output modalities within a single coherent interface.