A comparison of techniques for multi-display reaching

Miguel A. Nacenta, Dzmitry Aliakseyeu, Sriram Subramanian, Carl 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
Place of PublicationPortland, Oregon, USA
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2005


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