Harnessing the benefits of bimanual and multi-finger input for supporting grouping tasks on interactive tabletops

Florian Geyer, Anita Höchtl, Harald Reiterer
2012 Proceedings of the 7th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction Making Sense Through Design - NordiCHI '12  
In this paper we describe an experimental study investigating the use of bimanual and multi-finger input for grouping items spatially on a tabletop interface. In a singleuser setup, we compared two typical interaction techniques supporting this task. We studied the grouping and regrouping performance in general and the use of bimanual and multi-finger input in particular. Our results show that the traditional container concept may not be an adequate fit for interactive tabletops. Rather, we
more » ... nstrate that informal and organic spatial metaphors are able to harness more benefits of multi-finger and bimanual interaction. We conclude with recommendations for the design of grouping techniques on interactive surfaces.
doi:10.1145/2399016.2399091 dblp:conf/nordichi/GeyerHR12 fatcat:w6qshfw2vjb4ties5bhhikzgqq