TimeTilt: Using Sensor-Based Gestures to Travel through Multiple Applications on a Mobile Device

  • Anne Roudaut
  • Mathias Baglioni
  • Eric Lecolinet
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5726)


We present TimeTilt, a sensor-based technique that allows multiple windows switching on mobile devices, and which overcomes the limitations of mobile devices, i.e. their impoverished input bandwidth (often no keyboard, a small tactile screen and the drawbacks of one-handed interaction). TimeTilt, which is based on a lenticular metaphor, aims at both reducing the activation time when switching between views, and supporting a natural mapping between the gestures and the navigation. We draw a brief classification of sensor-based gestures that could be used in mobile conditions, and we present an experiment.


Mobile devices One-handed interaction Multiple windows Sensors Gestures Lenticular Undo Redo 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anne Roudaut
    • 1
    • 2
  • Mathias Baglioni
    • 1
    • 2
  • Eric Lecolinet
    • 1
  1. 1.Telecom ParisTech – CNRS LTCI UMR 5141ParisFrance
  2. 2.Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs France, VillarceauxNozayFrance

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