Carbon copy metaphor: Combining absolute and relative coordinates inputs for trackpad

Kaori Ikematsu, Siio Itiro

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3 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

This paper proposes a novel input technique involving seamless switching between relative and absolute coordinate modes based on a "carbon copy" metaphor for trackpads. In the method, a small workspace ("carbon copy area") that corresponds in a oneto-one manner to a trackpad surface is displayed on a computer screen. While working on this virtual carbon copy paper, a user can operate in absolute coordinates; outside the paper, relative coordinates are used to move it anywhere and resize it. Therefore, our technique allows for the appropriate use of relative and absolute coordinate modes with arbitrary timing. This paper discusses the design of the technique, implementation of prototype applications, and a user study in which the technique received positive feedback and was shown to achieve a significantly higher input speed than that of a conventional pointing method.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 29th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference
Subtitle of host publicationHuman-Nature, OzCHI 2017
EditorsMargot Brereton, Dhaval Vyas, Alessandro Soro, Bernd Ploderer, Jenny Waycott, Ann Morrison
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages492-496
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781450353793
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Nov 28
Externally publishedYes
Event29th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference, OzCHI 2017 - Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 2017 Nov 282017 Dec 1

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Conference

Conference29th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference, OzCHI 2017
Country/TerritoryAustralia
CityBrisbane
Period17/11/2817/12/1

Keywords

  • Touch/Pointing/Gesture
  • User Interface Design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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