Building blocks: a novel metaphor for solving 3D puzzles

This project is based on design and implementation of an innovative solution to solve the challenge proposed by the 3DUI Contest 2011. Rather than using a direct manipulation technique to handle placement of the puzzle pieces, such as the virtual hand, we designed an innovative technique based on building blocks. We aimed to provide a fun and intuitive way to solve puzzles that is not possible in the physical world. Rather than having to focus on specific pieces one at a time, users instead build pieces from individual building blocks, allowing them to focus on the structure of the puzzle space.