A comparison of techniques for multi-display reaching

M.A. Nacenta, D. Aliakseyeu, S. Subramanian, C. Gutwin

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    Recent advances in multi-user collaboration have seen a proliferation of interaction techniques for moving digital objects from one device to another. However, little is known about how these techniques work in realistic situations, or how they compare to one another. We conducted a study to compare the efficiency of six techniques for moving objects from a tablet to a tabletop display. We compared the techniques in four different distance ranges and with three movement directions. We found that techniques like the Radar View and Pick-and-Drop, that have a control-to-display ratio of 1, are significantly faster for object movement than techniques that have smaller control-to-display ratios. We also found that using spatial manipulation of objects was faster than pressure-based manipulation.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (Portland, Oregon, USA, April 02 - 07, 2005)
    Place of PublicationNew York, NY, USA
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
    ISBN (Print)1-58113-998-5
    Publication statusPublished - 2005
    Event23rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2005 - Portland, United States
    Duration: 2 Apr 20057 Apr 2005
    Conference number: 23


    Conference23rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2005
    Abbreviated titleCHI 2005
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
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