Towards utilising one-handed multi-digit pressure input

Wilson, G., Brewster, S. and Halvey, M. (2013) Towards utilising one-handed multi-digit pressure input. In: ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Paris, France, 27 Apr - 2 May 2013, pp. 1317-1322. (doi: 10.1145/2468356.2468591)

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This paper explores the potential uses of pressure input from multiple digits (i.e., all 4 fingers and the thumb) of one hand squeezing a mobile device: multiple digits may provide multiple inputs. The potential advantages for mobile interaction include freeing the second hand for other tasks, and providing access to multiple functions simultaneously. A range of possible interactions is discussed including the benefits and challenges posed by complex pressure-based input on mobile devices. An example usage scenario is described and tested: pressure-based input for simultaneous zooming and rotating in a map task. Results suggest multi-digit pressure input may be a useful means of interaction with mobile devices.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Brewster, Professor Stephen and Wilson, Dr Graham and Halvey, Dr Martin
Authors: Wilson, G., Brewster, S., and Halvey, M.
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Research Group:Glasgow Interactive Systems Group

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