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Pub. period:1992-2009
Pub. count:7
Number of co-authors:18


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Scott S. Snibbe's 3 most productive colleagues in number of publications:

Karon E. MacLean:26
Andries van Dam:25
Steven P. Reiss:14

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Publications by Scott S. Snibbe (bibliography)

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Snibbe, Scott S. and Raffle, Hayes S. (2009): Social immersive media: pursuing best practices for multi-user interactive camera/projector exhibits. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2009 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2009. pp. 1447-1456.

Based on ten years' experience developing interactive camera/projector systems for public science and culture exhibits, we define a distinct form of augmented reality focused on social interaction: social immersive media. Our work abandons GUI metaphors and builds on the language of cinema, casting users as actors within simulated narrative models. We articulate philosophical goals, design principles, and interaction techniques that create strong emotional responses and social engagement through visceral interaction. We describe approaches to clearly communicate cultural and scientific ideas through the medium. And we demonstrate how practitioners can design interactions that promote specific social behaviors in users.

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Snibbe, Scott S., MacLean, Karon E., Shaw, Rob, Roderick, Jayne, Verplank, William and Scheeff, Mark (2001): Haptic techniques for media control. In: Marks, Joe and Mynatt, Elizabeth D. (eds.) Proceedings of the 14th annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology November 11 - 14, 2001, Orlando, Florida. pp. 199-208.

We introduce a set of techniques for haptically manipulating digital media such as video, audio, voicemail and computer graphics, utilizing virtual mediating dynamic models based on intuitive physical metaphors. For example, a video sequence can be modeled by linking its motion to a heavy spinning virtual wheel: the user browses by grasping a physical force-feedback knob and engaging the virtual wheel through a simulated clutch to spin or brake it, while feeling the passage of individual frames. These systems were implemented on a collection of single axis actuated displays (knobs and sliders), equipped with orthogonal force sensing to enhance their expressive potential. We demonstrate how continuous interaction through a haptically actuated device rather than discrete button and key presses can produce simple yet powerful tools that leverage physical intuition.

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MacLean, Karon E., Snibbe, Scott S. and Levin, Golan (2000): Tagged Handles: Merging Discrete and Continuous Manual Control. In: Turner, Thea, Szwillus, Gerd, Czerwinski, Mary, Peterno, Fabio and Pemberton, Steven (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 2000 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference April 1-6, 2000, The Hague, The Netherlands. pp. 225-232.

Discrete and continuous modes of manual control are fundamentally different: buttons select or change state, while handles persistently modulate an analog parameter. User interfaces for many electronically aided tasks afford only one of these modes when both are needed. We describe an integration of two kinds of physical interfaces (tagged objects and force feedback) that enables seamless execution of such multimodal tasks while applying the benefits of physicality; and demonstrate application scenarios with conceptual and engineering prototypes. Our emphasis is on sharing insights gained in a design case study, including expert user reactions.

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Snibbe, Scott S. (1995): A Direct Manipulation Interface for 3D Computer Animation. In Comput. Graph. Forum, 14 (3) pp. 271-284.

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Sarkar, Manojit, Snibbe, Scott S., Tversky, Oren J. and Reiss, Steven P. (1993): Stretching the Rubber Sheet: A Metophor for Visualizing Large Layouts on Small Screens. In: Hudson, Scott E., Pausch, Randy, Zanden, Brad Vander and Foley, James D. (eds.) Proceedings of the 6th annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology 1993, Atlanta, Georgia, United States. pp. 81-91.

We propose the metaphor of rubber sheet stretching for viewing large and complex layouts within small display areas. Imagine the original 2D layout on a rubber sheet. Users can select and enlarge different areas of the sheet by holding and stretching it with a set of special tools called handles. As the user stretches an area, a greater level of detail is displayed there. The technique has some additional desirable features such as areas specified as arbitrary closed polygons, multiple regions of interest, and uniform scaling inside the stretched regions.

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Herndon, Kenneth, Zeleznik, Robert, Robbins, Daniel, Conner, D. Brookshire, Snibbe, Scott S. and van Dam, Andries (1992): Interactive Shadows. In: Mackinlay, Jock D. and Green, Mark (eds.) Proceedings of the 5th annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology November 15 - 18, 1992, Monteray, California, United States. pp. 1-6.

It is often difficult in computer graphics applications to understand spatial relationships between objects in a 3D scene or effect changes to those objects without specialized visualization and manipulation techniques. We present a set of three-dimensional tools (widgets) called "shadows" that not only provide valuable perceptual cues about the spatial relationships between objects, but also provide a direct manipulation interface to constrained transformation techniques. These shadow widgets provide two advances over previous techniques. First, they provide high correlation between their own geometric feedback and their effects on the objects they control. Second, unlike some other 3D widgets, they do not obscure the objects they control.

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Conner, D. Brookshire, Snibbe, Scott S., Herndon, Kenneth P., Robbins, Daniel C., Zeleznik, Robert C. and van Dam, Andries (1992): Three-Dimensional Widgets. In: SI3D 1992 1992. pp. 183-188.

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