Peer-Reviewed Conferences

Leal, A., Schaefer, L., Bowman, D., Quek, F., and Stiles, C. “3D Sketching Using Interactive Fabric for Tangible and Bimanual Input.” In the proceedings of Graphics Interface 2011. May 2011. (31% acceptance rate) [ACM link]

Leal, A., Wingrave, C., and LaViola, J. “Initial Explorations into the User Experience of 3D File Browsing”, Proceedings of HCI 2009, 339-344, September 2009. [direct link] [ACM link]

LaViola, J., Leal, A., Miller, T., and Zeleznik, R. “Evaluation of Techniques for Visualizing Mathematical Expression Recognition Results”, In the Proceedings of Graphics Interface 2008, 131-138, May 2008. [link]


McMahan, R., Regan, E., Leal, A., Beaton, B., and Bowman, D. “Considerations for the Use of Commercial Video Games in Controlled Experiments.” Entertainment Computing, Volume 2, Issue 1, pg. 3-9, 2011. [DOI Link]

P. Figueroa, Y. Kitamura, S. Kuntz, L. Vanacken, S. Maesen, T. D. Weyer, S. Notelaers, J. R. Octavia, A. Beznosyk, K. Coninx, F. Bacim, R. Kopper, A. Leal, T. Ni, and D. A. Bowman. “3DUI 2010 contest grand prize winners.” IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, 30:86–96, 2010. [IEEE Link]


McMahan, R., Joel, A.J., Lazem, S., Beaton, R.J., Machaj, D., Schaefer, M., Silva, M. G., Leal, A., Hagan, R., and Bowman, D. “Evaluating Natural Interaction Techniques in Video Games “. In proceedings of Symposium of 3D User Interfaces 2009. March 2009. [IEEE Link]


Leal, A., Bowman, D., and Quek, F. “Innovative 3D Surface Design Using Fabric: 3D Tangible, Two-Handed Direct Input.” CHI 2010, at CHIMe Workshop & Grace Hopper’s Celebration of Women in Computing 2010.


Title: Exploring the Effectiveness of 3D File Browsing Techniques for File Searching Tasks
Honors in the Major Undergraduate Thesis

Committee: Dr. Joseph J. LaViola Jr., Chair
Dr. Charles E. Hughes
Dr. Lori Walters

Date Awarded: May 2009
University Awarded:
University of Central Florida



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