Interactive sketching in multi-touch digital books. A prototype for technical graphics

Jorge de la Torre, Jose Luis Saorin, Manuel Contero, Jorge Dorribo-Camba
2013 2013 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE)  
In this paper, we present a functional prototype of an interactive multi-touch book with drawing capabilities, intended to enhance the understanding of engineering graphics concepts and improve visualization skills. Our multi-touch book combines textual elements with rich media content and interactive exercises to allow students to practice technical sketching in an environment that simulates traditional paperbased drawings and tools. Additionally, finished drawings can be submitted to the
more » ... uctor via email directly from the digital book, which facilitates management tasks. A comparative study of traditional and digital sketching using our prototype was conducted with a small group of participants to evaluate the effectiveness of the tool. Preliminary results show positive reactions and acceptance. Keywords-multi-touch book; virtual sketching; interactive book; mobile learning I.
doi:10.1109/fie.2013.6684814 dblp:conf/fie/TorreSCD13 fatcat:6nqiiqcf2bc3hlkzsn26w42vk4