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Pinch: An Interface That Relates Applications on Multiple Touch-Screen by ‘Pinching’ Gesture

  • Takashi Ohta
  • Jun Tanaka
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7624)

Abstract

We devised a new user interface that relates applications running on multiple mobile devices when the surfaces of juxtaposed screens are merely pinched. The multiple-screen layout can be changed dynamically and instantly even while applications are running in each device. This interface can introduce a new kind of interaction: rearrangement of devices triggers a certain reaction of contents. We expect this interface to show great potential to inspire various application designs, and we expect to enrich the contents by offering interaction that a single display or a static multi-display environment cannot provide. To prove and demonstrate that the interface is functional, we implemented a framework for using the interface and developed several applications using it. Although these applications are simple prototypes, they received favorable responses from audiences at several exhibitions.

Keywords

User Interface Multi-Display Interaction Mobile Device Touch Screen Dynamic Reconfiguration Face-to-Face 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Takashi Ohta
    • 1
  • Jun Tanaka
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Media ScienceTokyo University of TechnologyJapan

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