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Coordination of Tilt and Touch in One- and Two-Handed Use

TilTouch gestures: We experimentally investigated how users combine directional tilt and touch with one and two hands

Abstract

Our goal is to enhance navigation in mobile interfaces with quick command gestures that do not make use of explicit mode-switching actions. TilTouch gestures extend the vocabulary of navigation interfaces by combining motion tilt with directional touch. We consider sixteen directional TilTouch gestures that rely on tilt and touch movements along the four main compass directions. An experiment explores their effectiveness for both one-handed and two-handed use. Results identify the best combinations of TilTouch gestures in terms of performance, motor coordination, and user preferences.

Publication

Theophanis Tsandilas, Caroline Appert, Anastasia Bezerianos and David Bonnet (2014) Coordination of Tilt and Touch in One- and Two-Handed Use. In CHI '14: Proceedings of the 32nd international conference on Human factors in computing systems. ACM, pages 2001-2004. (google)

Videos

Teaser video

Experimental data

We provide the raw log data from our studies: tiltouch-logs.zip

Read the README.txt file for instructions. Details about the experimental design can be found in the CHI publication.