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PageFlip: Leveraging Page-Flipping Gestures for Efficient Command and Value Selection on Smartwatche

Selecting an item of interest on smartwatches can be tedious and time-consuming as it involves a series of swipe and tap actions. We present PageFlip, a novel method that combines into a single action multiple touch operations such as command invocation and value selection for efficient interaction on smartwatches. PageFlip operates with a page flip gesture that starts by dragging the UI from a corner of the device. We first design PageFlip by examining its key design factors such as corners, drag directions and drag distances. We next compare PageFlip to a functionally equivalent radial menu and a standard swipe and tap method. Results reveal that PageFlip improves efficiency for both discrete and continuous selection tasks. Finally, we demonstrate novel smartwatch interaction opportunities and a set of applications that can benefit from PageFlip.

https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?doid=3173574.3174103

Teng Han, Jiannan Li, Khalad Hasan, Keisuke Nakamura, Randy Gomez, Ravin Balakrishnan, and Pourang Irani. 2018. PageFlip: Leveraging Page-Flipping Gestures for Efficient Command and Value Selection on Smartwatches. In Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '18). ACM, New York, NY, USA, Paper 529, 12 pages.DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3173574.3174103

Bibtext Entry

@inproceedings{Han:2018:PLP:3173574.3174103,
author = {Han, Teng and Li, Jiannan and Hasan, Khalad and Nakamura, Keisuke and Gomez, Randy and Balakrishnan, Ravin and Irani, Pourang},
title = {PageFlip: Leveraging Page-Flipping Gestures for Efficient Command and Value Selection on Smartwatches},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems},
series = {CHI '18},
year = {2018},
isbn = {978-1-4503-5620-6},
location = {Montreal QC, Canada},
pages = {529:1--529:12},
articleno = {529},
numpages = {12},
url = {http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/3173574.3174103},
doi = {10.1145/3173574.3174103},
acmid = {3174103},
publisher = {ACM},
address = {New York, NY, USA},
keywords = {command and value selection, interaction technique, page-flip gestures, smartwatches},
}

Authors

Teng Han

Teng Han

PhD Student
Pourang Irani

Pourang Irani

Professor
Canada Research Chair

As well as: Jiannan Li, Keisuke Nakamura, Randy Gomez and Ravin Balakrishnan