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TiltZoom : tilt-based zooming control for easy one-handed mobile interactions

Ti, Jimmy & Tjondronegoro, Dian (2012) TiltZoom : tilt-based zooming control for easy one-handed mobile interactions. In Internet of Things Workshop, OZCHI 2012 : Integration, Interaction, Innovation, Immersion, Inclusion, 26 - 30 November, 2012, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Vic..

Abstract

In this paper, we present TiltZoom, a collection of tilt-based interaction techniques designed for easy one-handed zooming on mobile devices. TiltZoom represents novel gestural interaction techniques, implemented using rate-of-rotation readings from a gyroscope, a sensor commonly embedded on current generation smart phones. We designed and experimented three variants of TiltZoom - Tilt Level, Tilt and Hold and Flip Gesture. The design decisions for all three variants are discussed in this paper and their performance, as well as subjective user experience are evaluated and compared against conventional touch-based zooming techniques. TiltZoom appears to be a worthy addition to current established collection of gesture-based mobile interaction techniques for zooming controls, especially when user has only one hand available when moving about.

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ID Code: 55163
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: TiltZoom, tilt-based, gesture, one-handed, zoom control, mobile interaction, map interaction
ISBN: 978-1-4503-1438-1/12/11
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Computer-Human Interaction (080602)
Divisions: Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Past > Schools > Information Systems
Current > Schools > School of Information Systems
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: ACM 2012
Deposited On: 29 Nov 2012 16:38
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2013 18:32

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