Evaluation of Guiard’s Theory of Bimanual Control for Navigation and Selection

  • Xu Xia
  • Pourang Irani
  • Jing Wang
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4566)


Two-handed interaction is a very common paradigm that is gaining popularity in the fields of medical tele-operation, gaming, and large-scale design. In this paper, we validate Guiard’s theory of bimanual control for the tasks of navigation and selection. We present the related literature and the theoretical models that motivate the research, in particular Guiard’s theory of bimanual control. Two experiments are designed to verify and establish the relationship between navigation and selection in bimanual interaction based on Guiard’s theory. The contributions assist interaction designers in developing adequate tools for bimanual operation.


Unimanual Bimanual Navigation Selection Dominant Hand Non-dominant Hand Guiard’s model 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xu Xia
    • 1
  • Pourang Irani
    • 1
  • Jing Wang
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science, University of ManitobaCanada

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