SPad: A Bimanual Interaction Technique for Productivity Applications on Multi-touch Tablets

Cédric Foucault 1 Manfred Micaux 1 David Bonnet 2, 3 Michel Beaudouin-Lafon 3, 4
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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
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LRI - Laboratoire de Recherche en Informatique
Abstract : SPad is a new bimanual interaction technique designed to improve productivity on multi-touch tablets: the user activates quasimodes with the thumb of the non-dominant hand while holding the device with that hand and interacts with the content with the dominant hand. The paper describes the design of SPad and a tablet application that demonstrates how it enables faster, more direct and more powerful interaction without increasing complexity.
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Cédric Foucault, Manfred Micaux, David Bonnet, Michel Beaudouin-Lafon. SPad: A Bimanual Interaction Technique for Productivity Applications on Multi-touch Tablets. CHI '14 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Apr 2014, Toronto, Canada. pp.1879-1884, ⟨10.1145/2559206.2581277⟩. ⟨hal-00997856⟩

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