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PressureMove: Pressure input with mouse movement

We present PressureMove, a pressure-based interaction technique that enables simultaneous control of pressure input and mouse movement. Simultaneous control of pressure and mouse movement can support tasks that require control of multiple parameters, like rotation and translation of an object, or pan-and-zoom. We implemented four variations of PressureMove techniques for a 2D position and orientation matching task where pressure manipulations mapped to object orientation and mouse movement to object translation. The Naive technique mapped raw pressure-sensor values to the object rotation; the Rate-based technique mapped discrete pressure values to speed of rotation and Hierarchical and Hybrid techniques that use a two-step approach to control orientation using pressure. In user study that compared the four techniques with the default mouse-only technique we found that Rate-based PressureMove was the fastest technique with the least number of crossings and as preferred as the default mouse in terms of user-preference. We discuss the implications of our user study and present several design guidelines.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-03658-3_7

Kang Shi, Sriram Subramanian and Pourang Irani. 2009. PressureMove: Pressure input with mouse movement. In Proceedings of the 12th IFIP International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (INTERACT '09), 25-39.

Bibtext Entry

@INPROCEEDINGS { shi09,
    AUTHOR = { Kang Shi and Sriram Subramanian and Pourang Irani },
    TITLE = { {PressureMove}: Pressure input with mouse movement },
    BOOKTITLE = { Proceedings of the 12th IFIP International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (INTERACT '09) },
    YEAR = { 2009 },
    PAGES = { 25--39 },
    DOI = { 10.1007/978-3-642-03658-3_7 },
}

Authors

Kang Shi

Kang Shi

Alumni
Pourang Irani

Pourang Irani

Professor
Canada Research Chair

As well as: , Sriram Subramanian