Sailing Skweezee

The landscape orientation of smartphone offers a better aspect ratio and extensive view for watching media and photography. However, it presents challenges of occlusion, reachability, and frequent re-gripping in one-handed interactions. To address these issues we took the opportunity of deformation gestures to interact with future flexible smartphones. A preliminary survey was conducted to understand one-handed landscape mode usage patterns. Then, the 1st study was conducted to identify 3 most preferred one-handed landscape mode grips. In the 2nd study, we gathered unique user-defined deformation gestures to identify the set of most natural and intuitive gestures corresponding to each grip. We also found 3 gestures that can be performed in more than one grip. Finally, we discuss the influence of the grips on performing gestures.

Credits: Vandenberghe et al. 2019


Bert Vandenberghe, Jef Meijvis, Thomas Sodermans, Kathrin Gerling, Vero Vanden Abeele, and Luc Geurts. 2019. Sailing Skweezee: An Exploration of Squeeze Interaction in VR. In Extended Abstracts of the Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play Companion Extended Abstracts (CHI PLAY ’19 Extended Abstracts). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 131-138. DOI:

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