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Curvature Dial: Eyes-free parameter entry for GUIs

Curvature Dial: Eyes-free parameter entry for GUIs
Curvature Dial: Eyes-free parameter entry for GUIs
In this demonstration, we introduce "curve dial" a technique designed to extend gesture-based interactions like FlowMenus with eyes-free parameter entry. FlowMenus, let users enter numerical parameters with “dialing” strokes surrounding the center of a radial menu. This centering requires users to keep their eyes on the Menu in order to align the pen with its center before initiating a gesture. Curve dial instead tracks the curvature of the path created by the pen: since curvature is location-independent, curvature dialing does not require users to keep track of the menu center and is therefore eyes-free. We demonstrate curvature dial with the example of a simple application that allows users to scroll through a document eyes-free.
Eyes-free, FlowMenus, marking menus, stylus input.
schraefel, m.c.
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Smith, Graham
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Baudisch, Patrick
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schraefel, m.c.
ac304659-1692-47f6-b892-15113b8c929f
Smith, Graham
f490019c-fdee-473a-bf9b-62be5505a206
Baudisch, Patrick
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schraefel, m.c., Smith, Graham and Baudisch, Patrick (2005) Curvature Dial: Eyes-free parameter entry for GUIs. CHI 2005, Extended Abstracts, United States. 02 - 07 Apr 2005.

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Abstract

In this demonstration, we introduce "curve dial" a technique designed to extend gesture-based interactions like FlowMenus with eyes-free parameter entry. FlowMenus, let users enter numerical parameters with “dialing” strokes surrounding the center of a radial menu. This centering requires users to keep their eyes on the Menu in order to align the pen with its center before initiating a gesture. Curve dial instead tracks the curvature of the path created by the pen: since curvature is location-independent, curvature dialing does not require users to keep track of the menu center and is therefore eyes-free. We demonstrate curvature dial with the example of a simple application that allows users to scroll through a document eyes-free.

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Published date: 2005
Additional Information: Event Dates: April 2-7, 2005
Venue - Dates: CHI 2005, Extended Abstracts, United States, 2005-04-02 - 2005-04-07
Keywords: Eyes-free, FlowMenus, marking menus, stylus input.
Organisations: Agents, Interactions & Complexity

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Local EPrints ID: 260053
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/260053
PURE UUID: fc363a49-ded7-486f-a455-bf2a6f10fc0f

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Date deposited: 26 Jan 2005
Last modified: 25 Jun 2018 16:31

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