Cursors for 3D Pointing Misc

Robert J. Teather, Wolfgang Stuerzlinger


We present a study of cursors for 3D pointing/selection interfaces. We compared a stereo- and mono-rendered (one-eyed) cursor used with two mouse-based and two remote pointing techniques. This comparison was performed in a 3D Fitts' law pointing experiment with varying target depths. Results indicate that the one-eyed cursor is beneficial only for some pointing techniques. While the mouse-based techniques performed best, our new ray-screen technique outperforms traditional ray pointing. This is likely because it is less affected by target depth.

Date of publication: May - 2012
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