Designing snakey: a tangible user interface supporting well path planning
Published in IFIP Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (INTERACT'11), 2011
Recommended citation: Harris, J., Young, J., Sultanum, N., Lapides, P., Sharlin, E. and Sousa, M.C., 2011, September. Designing snakey: a tangible user interface supporting well path planning. In IFIP Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (pp. 45-53). Springer.
We present our ongoing design of Snakey, a tangible user interface (TUI) dedicated to the field of reservoir geosciences and engineering. Our design of Snakey emphasizes intuitive manipulation and interaction with 3D curves, common to underground well path exploration and planning. Snakey is not designed to replace the traditional CAD reservoir well path planning tools, but rather to augment them with tangible and collaborative interaction, facilitating spatial exploration during the multi-stage planning processes involved in well path design.