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Controlling Widgets with One Power-up Button

Daniel Spelmezan 1, 2 Caroline Appert 1, 2 Olivier Chapuis 1, 2 Emmanuel Pietriga 1, 3
1 IN-SITU - Situated interaction
LRI - Laboratoire de Recherche en Informatique, UP11 - Université Paris-Sud - Paris 11, Inria Saclay - Ile de France, CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique : UMR8623
Abstract : The Power-up Button is a physical button that combines pressure and proximity sensing to enable gestural interaction with one thumb. Combined with a gesture recognizer that takes the hand's anatomy into account, the Power-up Button can recognize six different mid-air gestures performed on the side of a mobile device. This gives it, for instance, enough expressive power to provide full one-handed control of interface widgets displayed on screen. This technology can complement touch input, and can be particularly useful when interacting eyes-free. It also opens up a larger design space for widget organization on screen: the button enables a more compact layout of interface components than what touch input alone would allow. This can be useful when, e.g., filling the numerous fields of a long Web form, or for very small devices.
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Daniel Spelmezan, Caroline Appert, Olivier Chapuis, Emmanuel Pietriga. Controlling Widgets with One Power-up Button. Proceedings of the 26th ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, Oct 2013, Saint Andrews, United Kingdom. pp.71-74, ⟨10.1145/2501988.2502025⟩. ⟨hal-00864209v2⟩



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