PhD Seminar • Human-Computer Interaction — Introducing Transient Gestures to Improve Pan and Zoom on Touch SurfacesExport this event to calendar

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 — 11:00 AM EDT

Jeff Avery, PhD candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

Despite the ubiquity of touch-based input and the availability of increasingly computationally powerful touchscreen devices, there has been comparatively little work on enhancing basic canonical gestures such as swipe-to-pan and pinch-to-zoom. 

In this paper, we introduce transient pan and zoom — i.e., pan and zoom manipulation gestures that temporarily alter the view and can be rapidly undone. Leveraging typical touchscreen support for additional contact points, we design our transient gestures such that they co-exist with traditional pan and zoom interaction. We show that our transient pan-and-zoom reduces repetition in multi-level navigation and facilitates rapid movement between document states.

Location 
DC - William G. Davis Computer Research Centre
3126
200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada

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