Gesture-Supported Document Creation on Pen and Touch Tabletops
Fabrice Matulic, Moira C. Norrie, Ihab Al Kabary, Heiko Schuldt
Proceedings of the 31st ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2013)
We present an ongoing effort to design and implement a prototype system for pen and touch-operated digital workdesks supporting the activity of document creation. Our application exploits bimanual gestures to perform common document editing operations including element manipulations, text input, clipart retrieval and insertion in a mostly direct way. For many of our gestures, we rely on pen-mode switching actions triggered by postures of the non-dominant hand, which allows us to provide a largely widget-free yet efficient user interface.