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LiquidText: a flexible, multitouch environment to support active reading

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LiquidText: a flexible, multitouch environment to support active reading
Active reading, involving acts such as highlighting, writing notes, etc., is an important part of knowledge workers’ activities. Most computer-based active reading support seeks to replicate the affordances of paper, but paper has limitations, being in many ways inflexible. In this paper we introduce LiquidText, a computer-based active reading system that takes a fundamentally different approach, offering a flexible, fluid document representation built on multitouch input, with a range of interaction techniques designed to facilitate the activities of active reading. We report here on our design for LiquidText, its interactions and gesture vocabulary, and our design process, including formative user evaluations which helped shape the final system. Author Keywords Active reading, multitouch input, visualization. ACM Classification Keywords H5.2 Information Interfaces and Presentation: User Interfaces – Interaction Styles. H5.2 Information Interfaces and Presentation: Miscellaneous....
Craig S. Tashman, W. Keith Edwards
Added 25 Aug 2011
Updated 25 Aug 2011
Type Journal
Year 2011
Where CHI
Authors Craig S. Tashman, W. Keith Edwards
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