Memory Stones: An Intuitive Copy-and-Paste Method between Multi-touch Computers

Kaori Ikematsu, Itiro Siio

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Abstract

This paper proposes a novel direct manipulation technique for executing copy-and-paste operations between multi-touch devices. Under our interface concept, dubbed “Memory Stones,” a user can “pick up” a data object displayed on one device screen, “carry” it to another device screen, and “put down” the object on that device using only his or her fingers. During this copy-and-paste operation, the user is invited to pantomime the act of carrying a tangible object (the “stone”) and to keep his or her fingertip positions unchanged. The system identifies the source and target devices by matching the shape of the polygon formed by the fingertips when touching the respective screens. We have developed a prototype system for small-to-large-sized multi-touch computers including smartphones, tablets, notebooks, and desktop PCs, and have carried out a preliminary evaluation of its feasibility.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI EA 2013 - Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Subtitle of host publicationChanging Perspectives
EditorsMichel Beaudouin-Lafon, Patrick Baudisch, Wendy E. Mackay
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages1287-1292
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781450318990
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Apr 27
Externally publishedYes
Event31st Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems:, CHI EA 2013 - Paris, France
Duration: 2013 Apr 272013 May 2

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings
Volume2013-April

Conference

Conference31st Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems:, CHI EA 2013
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period13/4/2713/5/2

Keywords

  • Copy-and-paste
  • Graphical user interfaces (GUI)
  • Multi-touch
  • Multiple computers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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