My tablet is moving around, can I touch it?

Alejandro Catala, Mariët Theune, Dirk Heylen

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    Abstract

    Touch displays moving autonomously, i.e., being self-Actuated, are starting to be part of system prototypes reported in the literature. In the future, user interactions with such prototypes may take place while the display is moving. However, since current prototypes do not yet require this type of interaction, there is a lack of empirical evidence reporting issues related to touch input in such conditions. This leads us to propose two basic questions: Can we request users to deliver touch gestures during the actuation? Which aspects should we take into account when having touch input in these moving devices? In order to start to answer these questions, we report in this paper a first study to get an insight into how people perform and feel it when they have to carry out touch input on a self-Actuated tablet. The preliminary results show that the self-Actuated tablet does not necessarily need to be still during touch interaction, and that single-Touch gestures based on drag or tap are preferable over others. Furthermore, the results also revealed an issue with tap gestures because of the movement of the tablet.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationTEI 2017 - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
    Pages495-502
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Electronic)9781450346764
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 20 Mar 2017
    Event11th ACM International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction, TEI 2017 - Yokohama, Japan
    Duration: 20 Mar 201723 Mar 2017
    Conference number: 11

    Conference

    Conference11th ACM International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction, TEI 2017
    Abbreviated titleTEI
    CountryJapan
    CityYokohama
    Period20/03/1723/03/17

    Keywords

    • Gesture
    • Movement.
    • Self-Actuated tablet
    • Touch input

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