Comparison of Phone-Based Distal Pointing Techniques for Point-Select Tasks

Abstract : Many different mobile phone-based distal pointing techniques have been proposed and evaluated. Interaction with distant large-screen displays, including interactive TV, requires active pointing and selection of target items. In this paper, we empirically compare four different phone-based distal pointing techniques for point-select tasks. Results show that participants prefer a discrete pointing technique using the phone’s touchscreen as a touchpad. This method also achieved the highest accuracy among the techniques studied, with comparable speed. We discuss the implications of our findings for distal interaction.
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Mohit Jain, Andy Cockburn, Sriganesh Madhvanath. Comparison of Phone-Based Distal Pointing Techniques for Point-Select Tasks. 14th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (INTERACT), Sep 2013, Cape Town, South Africa. pp.714-721, ⟨10.1007/978-3-642-40480-1_49⟩. ⟨hal-01501814⟩

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