Evalutation of UML CASE tool with haptics

Mohamad Eid, Atif Alamri, Jamil Melhem, Abdulmotaleb El Saddik

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Haptics technology has received enormous attention to enhance human computer interaction. Indeed haptics offers a natural user interface based on human gesture system. In this paper, we present a prototype haptic-enabled UML CASE tool that allows software engineering developers to intuitively interact and touch the modeling elements of the tool and feel the force feedback. The tool uses the Omni Phantom device, a common single-point of interaction haptic device. We performed a usability study to compare the haptic-based approach against the traditional mousebased approach. Even though some users expressed the tiresome of using the haptic device, the study demonstrated the potential of incorporating the haptic modality in UML development tools in terms of user involvement, socialism, and motivation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - Feb 14 2008
Event2008 1st Ambi-Sys Workshop on Haptic User Interfaces in Ambient Media Systems, HAS 2008 - Quebec City, Canada
Duration: Feb 11 2008Feb 14 2008


Other2008 1st Ambi-Sys Workshop on Haptic User Interfaces in Ambient Media Systems, HAS 2008
CityQuebec City


  • Eclipse
  • HAML
  • Haptic
  • Haptic devices
  • UML
  • UML CASE Tools
  • XML

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Software
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design


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