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dc.contributor.authorDIckson, Terence 19:42:44 (GMT) 05:50:07 (GMT)
dc.description.abstractWe extend Forlines et al.'s idea of mixed absolute and relative "HybridPointing" to large multitouch displays. In our bimanual "CursorTap" interaction technique, one hand triggers a kinaesthetic relative pointing mode while the other controls a distant cursor similar to a large touchpad. A controlled experiment compares CursorTap to standard absolute touch input, and a "Drag" technique, where all display content may be dragged to the user. Our results show CursorTap is fastest when accessing distant targets and returning to nearby targets, a common usage scenario. Overall, the measured selection times across distances is nearly flat for CursorTap, but linearly increases for the absolute and Drag techniques. As further validation, a second study explores how CursorTap is used in a more open setting. We developed a two-person game to create opportunities to use CursorTap under cooperative and competitive settings. The results demonstrate a willingness to use CursorTap, and reveal situations and input modalities where usage is most likely.en
dc.publisherUniversity of Waterlooen
dc.subjectlarge displayen
dc.subjectrelative inputen
dc.titleHybridPointing Touch: A Technique to Switch Between Absolute and Relative Pointing on Large Touch Screensen
dc.typeMaster Thesisen
dc.pendingfalse R. Cheriton School of Computer Scienceen Scienceen of Waterlooen
uws-etd.degreeMaster of Mathematicsen
uws-etd.embargo.terms4 monthsen
uws.contributor.advisorVogel, Daniel
uws.contributor.affiliation1Faculty of Mathematicsen

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