Z-force cubic interface

Jung Huh, Hoon Sik Yoo, Da Young Ju

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Z-force cubic interface is a 3D interface using the cube as a core design element and utilizing z-force touch as the general interaction medium. Unlike previous research conducted to provide the 3-dimensional interface or new ways of controlling interfaces, z-force cubic interface combines effective mediums to provide intuitive and real-life like control of virtual mobile space. A prototype was produced to conduct heuristic research on the concept and several z-force touch gestures with high applicability were chosen as a controlling system. 3D navigation of the cube, zooming in and out, and unconstrained manipulation of application mimics real word interactions, leading to improvements in usability. Utilizing the 3D cube to see 360-degree photos or videos and sending VR emotions pulled down the boundaries between the conventional interface and reality. Interactive feedback of incoming alerts and notifications by rotation or resizing the cube itself works as an intuitive and entertaining factor for operating mobile space. Z-force cubic interface, as a whole, tries to give users a novel opportunity of experiencing the real world in a virtual mobile space without additional equipment, such as VR gadgets.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman–Computer Interaction
Subtitle of host publicationInteraction Contexts - 19th International Conference, HCI International 2017, Proceedings
EditorsMasaaki Kurosu
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783319580760
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event19th International Conference on Human–Computer Interaction, HCI International 2017 - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 2017 Jul 92017 Jul 14

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10272 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other19th International Conference on Human–Computer Interaction, HCI International 2017

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Publisher Copyright:
© Springer International Publishing AG 2017.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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