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SmartCom: Exploiter un Smartphone pour Interagir avec les Barres d’Outils

Abstract : In this article, we discuss the challenge of reducing mouse pointer transitions between the work object (e.g. a text document) and toolbars on desktop computers. To this end, we present SmartCom, an innovative approach to the selection of commands on toolbars, based on the use of both keyboard and touchscreen. The toolbar is displayed on the touch screen, which is placed beneath the keyboard. Users can select commands by performing gestures that combine pressing a key with the pinky finger and touching the screen with the thumb of the same hand. After analyzing the design properties of SmartCom, a preliminary study established that users could reach the entire surface of the touch screen with their thumb. Then, a user study revealed that direct pointing surpasses indirect pointing to select items on a simple toolbar displayed on the touch screen.
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Elio Keddisseh, Marcos Serrano, Emmanuel Dubois. SmartCom: Exploiter un Smartphone pour Interagir avec les Barres d’Outils. 32ème Conférence francophone sur l'Interaction Humain-Machine (IHM 20.21), Association Francophone d’Interaction Homme-Machine (AFIHM), Apr 2021, Metz (Virtual Event), France. pp.3:1-10, ⟨10.1145/3450522.3451244⟩. ⟨hal-03567057⟩



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