Determining Which Touch Gestures Are Commonly Used When Visualizing Physics Problems in Augmented Reality

  • Marta del Rio Guerra
  • Jorge Martín-Gutiérrez
  • Raúl Vargas-Lizárraga
  • Israel Garza-BernalEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10909)


Touch gestures can be a very important aspect when developing mobile applications with enhanced reality. The main purpose of this research was to determine which touch gestures were most frequently used by engineering students when using a simulation of a projectile motion in a mobile AR application. A randomized experimental design was given to students, and the results showed the most commonly used gestures to visualize are: zoom in “pinch open”, zoom out “pinch closed”, move “drag” and spin “rotate”.


Augmented reality Physics Education Usability Touch gestures 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marta del Rio Guerra
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jorge Martín-Gutiérrez
    • 2
  • Raúl Vargas-Lizárraga
    • 1
  • Israel Garza-Bernal
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Universidad de MonterreyGarza GarcíaMexico
  2. 2.Universidad de La LagunaTenerifeSpain

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