HandyWidgets: Local widgets pulled-out from hands

Takuto Yoshikawa, Buntarou Shizuki, Jiro Tanaka

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Abstract

Large multi-touch tabletops are useful for collocated collaborative work involving multiple users. However, applying traditional WIMP interfaces to tabletops causes problems where users cannot reach GUI elements, such as icons or buttons, on the opposite side with their hands, and they sometimes have difficulty in reading the content of GUI elements because their view does not match the orientation of the content. To solve these problems, we present HandyWidgets that are widgets localized around users' hands. The widgets are quickly invoked by a bimanual multi-touch gesture which we call "pull-out". This gesture also allows users to adjust the position, orientation, and size of the widgets, in a continuous manner after invocation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationITS 2012 - Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces
Pages197-200
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec 24
Externally publishedYes
Event7th ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces, ITS 2012 - Cambridge, MA, United States
Duration: 2012 Nov 112012 Nov 14

Publication series

NameITS 2012 - Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces

Conference

Conference7th ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces, ITS 2012
CountryUnited States
CityCambridge, MA
Period12/11/1112/11/14

Keywords

  • bimanual interaction
  • crossing
  • gestures
  • multi-touch
  • tabletops

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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    Yoshikawa, T., Shizuki, B., & Tanaka, J. (2012). HandyWidgets: Local widgets pulled-out from hands. In ITS 2012 - Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces (pp. 197-200). (ITS 2012 - Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces). https://doi.org/10.1145/2396636.2396667