GIDeS (Gesture-based Intuitive Design System) is a gesture-based modeling
system that addresses the
known ergonomic shortcomings of present-day CAD systems for conceptual shape design. GIDeS uses a
tablet and stylus combination to combine the intuitive appeal of gesture-based interfaces with context-based
icons. GIDeS draws on previous modeling work, using contextual information and feedback to free
users from remembering detailed modeling gestures, allowing them to concentrate on drawing, towards
our end goal of bridging the chasm between paper and pencil and CAD interfaces in the early design
Keywords: Interaction Techniques, 3D Modeling, Gesture Interfaces, Sketching, Calligraphic Interfaces.