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Designing Snakey: A tangible User Interface Supporting Well Path Planning

We present our ongoing design of Snakey, a tangible user interface (TUI) dedicated to the field of reservoir geosciences and engineering. Our design of Snakey emphasizes intuitive manipulation and interaction with 3D curves, common to underground well path exploration and planning. Snakey is not designed to replace the traditional CAD reservoir well path planning tools, but rather to augment them with tangible and collaborative interaction, facilitating spatial exploration during the multi-stage planning processes involved in well path design. Our short paper presents design goals and prototyping solutions relating to Snakey’s physicality, sensing technology, input/output mapping, and multi-modal feedback, as well as our findings from a preliminary evaluation of the latest Snakey prototype in a design critique session by experienced reservoir engineers.

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http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-642-23765-2_4

John Harris, James E. Young, Nicole Sultanum, Paul Lapides, Ehud Sharlin, Mario Costa Sousa. Designing Snakey: A tangible User Interface Supporting Well Path Planning. In the IFIP TCI3 Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, 2011, Interact 2011, Lisbon, Portugal, September 5--9, 2011. IFIP.

Bibtext Entry

@INCOLLECTION{2011HarrisSnakey, author = {Harris, John and Young, James and Sultanum, Nicole and Lapides, Paul and Sharlin, Ehud and Sousa, MarioCosta}, title = {Designing Snakey: A Tangible User Interface Supporting Well Path Planning}, booktitle = {Human-Computer Interaction INTERACT 2011}, publisher = {Springer Berlin Heidelberg}, year = {2011}, editor = {Campos, Pedro and Graham, Nicholas and Jorge, Joaquim and Nunes, Nuno and Palanque, Philippe and Winckler, Marco}, volume = {6948}, series = {Lecture Notes in Computer Science}, pages = {45-53}, doi = {10.1007/978-3-642-23765-2_4}, isbn = {978-3-642-23764-5} }

Authors

James E.Young

James E.Young

Associate Professor

As well as: John Harris, Nicole Sultanum, Paul Lapides, Ehud Sharlin, and Mario Costa Sousa