ProjectSudoku

Chair for Computer Aided Medical Procedures & Augmented Reality
Lehrstuhl für Informatikanwendungen in der Medizin & Augmented Reality

3D Visualization and Exploration of Relationships and Constraints at the Example of Sudoku Games

3D Visualization and Exploration of Relationships and Constraints at the Example of Sudoku Games

Scientific Director: Gudrun Klinker

Contact Person(s): Gudrun Klinker

Keywords: 3D Information Presentation, 3D Interaction

Abstract

In recent years, many systems for visualizing and exploring massive amounts of data have emerged. A topic that has not yet been investigated much, concerns the analysis of constraints that different objects impose on one another, regarding co-existence. We present concepts toward visualizing mutual constraints between objects in a three-dimensional virtual and ARbased setting. We use 3x3 Sudoku games as suitable examples for investigating the underlying, more general concepts of helping users visualize and explore the constraints between different settings in rows, columns and blocks of matrix-like arrangements. Constraints are shown as repulsive and magnetic forces making objects keep their distance or seek proximity.

Pictures

Figure 1: AR Sudoku
Figure 2: Setup for AR-based presentation
Figure 3: Presentation of all not-yet-set digits in overview panes for all rows and columns

Publications

2009
F. Echtler, S. Nestler, A. Dippon, G. Klinker
Supporting Casual Interactions between Board Games on Public Tabletop Displays and Mobile Devices
Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, Special Issue on Public and Private Displays, Springer Verlag, 2009, pp. 609-617. (bib)
2007
G. Klinker, F. Echtler
3D Visualization and Exploration of Relationships and Constraints at the Example of Sudoku Games
Technical Report TUM-I0722, Nov. 1, 2007, pp. 1-8. (bib)

Team

Contact Person(s)

Gudrun Klinker
Prof. Dr. Gudrun Klinker

Working Group

Andreas Dippon
Dipl.-Inf. Univ. Andreas Dippon
Florian Echtler
Dr. Florian Echtler
Gudrun Klinker
Prof. Dr. Gudrun Klinker
Manuel Huber
Dr. Manuel Huber

Location



Technische Universität München
Institut für Informatik / I16
Boltzmannstr. 3
85748 Garching bei München

Tel.: +49 89 289-17058
Fax: +49 89 289-17059
Visit our lab at Garching.



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Please contact Gudrun Klinker for available student projects within this research project.


Sudoku Download: Zipped directory with executable sudoku file (for Windows)


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