Novel Modalities for Bimanual Scrolling on Tablet Devices

  • Ross McLachlan
  • Stephen A. Brewster
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8117)

Abstract

This paper presents two studies investigating the use of novel modalities for bimanual vertical scrolling on tablet devices. Several bimanual interaction techniques are presented, using a combination of physical dial, touch and pressure input, which split the control of scrolling speed and scrolling direction across two hands. The new interaction techniques are compared to equivalent unimanual techniques in a controlled linear targeting task. The results suggest that participants can select targets significantly faster and with a lower subjective workload using the bimanual techniques.

Keywords

Bimanual interaction scrolling tablets 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ross McLachlan
    • 1
  • Stephen A. Brewster
    • 1
  1. 1.Glasgow Interactive Systems Group, School of Computing ScienceUniversity of GlasgowGlasgowUK

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