Pressure widgets

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Pressure widgets
Current user interface widgets typically assume that the input device can only provide x-y position and binary button press information. Other inputs such as the continuous pressure data provided by styluses on tablets are rarely used. We explore the design space of using the continuous pressure sensing capabilities of styluses to operate multi-state widgets. We present the results of a controlled experiment that investigates human ability to perform discrete target selection tasks by varying a stylus' pressure, with full or partial visual feedback. The experiment also considers different techniques for confirming selection once the target is acquired. Based on the experimental results, we discuss implications for the design of pressure sensitive widgets. A taxonomy of pressure widgets is presented, along with a set of initial concept sketches of various pressure widget designs.
Gonzalo Ramos, Matthew Boulos, Ravin Balakrishnan
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Updated 01 Dec 2009
Type Conference
Year 2004
Where CHI
Authors Gonzalo Ramos, Matthew Boulos, Ravin Balakrishnan
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