Copyright 1998. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Distributed via the Web by permission of AACE Coupling Physical Artifacts and Abstract Representations

Abstract

We propose an interface that aims at coupling two previously separated model worlds the real space of physical objects and the virtual space of signs and images: Users wearing sensorized gloves build models in the real world with physical objects. The computer assembles a corresponding virtual model which offers simulation, animation and help-system capacities. We argue that (1) sensual experience is important for acquisation of tacit knowledge, (2) manual and intellectual grasping interact, and (3) concrete and abstract things need to be linked in education. The basic issues of this Real Reality concept are discussed and an application for vocational training in pneumatics is presented.

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@inproceedings{Hornecker1998Copyright1A, title={Copyright 1998. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Distributed via the Web by permission of AACE Coupling Physical Artifacts and Abstract Representations}, author={Eva Hornecker}, year={1998} }