Dynamics of tilt-based browsing on mobile devices

Cho, S.J., Choi, C., Sung, Y., Lee, K., Kim, Y.B. and Murray-Smith, R. (2007) Dynamics of tilt-based browsing on mobile devices. In: CHI '07 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, San Jose, California, USA, April 28-May 3 2007, pp. 1947-1952. ISBN 9781595936424 (doi:10.1145/1240866.1240930)



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A tilt-controlled photo browsing method for small mobile devices is presented. The implementation uses continuous inputs from an accelerometer, and a multimodal (visual, audio and vibrotactile) display coupled with the states of this model. The model is based on a simple physical model, with its characteristics shaped to enhance usability. We show how the dynamics of the physical model can be shaped to make the handling qualities of the mobile device fit the browsing task. We implemented the proposed algorithm on Samsung MITs PDA with tri-axis accelerometer and a vibrotactile motor. The experiment used seven novice users browsing from 100 photos. We compare a tilt-based interaction method with a button-based browser and an iPod wheel. We discuss the usability performance and contrast this with subjective experience from the users. The iPod wheel has significantly poorer performance than button pushing or tilt interaction, despite its commercial popularity.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
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Keywords:Tilt, dynamics, photo browsing, mobile interaction, motion-based interaction, accelerometer.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Murray-Smith, Professor Roderick
Authors: Cho, S.J., Choi, C., Sung, Y., Lee, K., Kim, Y.B., and Murray-Smith, R.
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Publisher:ACM Press
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2007 ACM Press
First Published:First published in CHI '07 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.

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