PressureMove: Pressure Input with Mouse Movement

Kang Shi, Pourang Irani, Sriram Subramanian

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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.
Translated title of the contributionPressureMove: Pressure Input with Mouse Movement
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-39
JournalLecture Notes in Computer Science
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Bibliographical note

ISBN: 16113349
Publisher: Springer Berlin / Heidelberg
Name and Venue of Conference: Human-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2009
Other identifier: 2001136


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