Augmenting bend gestures with pressure zones

Flexible displays have paved the road for a new generation of interaction styles that allow users to bend and twist their devices. We hypothesize that bend gestures can be augmented with “hot-key” like pressure areas. This would allow single corner bends to have multiple functions. We created three pressure and bend interaction styles and compared them to bend-only gestures on two deformable prototypes. Users preferred the bend only prototype but still appreciated the pressure & bend prototype, particularly when it came to the lock/unlock application. We found that pressure interaction is a poor replacement for touch interaction, and present design suggestions to improve its performance.

References

Rufino Ansara and Audrey Girouard. 2014. Augmenting bend gestures with pressure zones on flexible displays. In Proceedings of the 16th international conference on Human-computer interaction with mobile devices & services (MobileHCI ’14). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 531-536. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/2628363.2634228

Project Page


Leave a Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s