PROJECTS BENDSWIPE - BEND & TOUCH BASED TARGET ZOOMING

One-hand usage of handheld devices results in poor reachability, re-gripping, occlusion and reduced accuracy. This results in poor user experiences, especially with user interactions that require multi-finger usage. Use of deformation gestures can augment touch gestures to extend the limited functionalities experienced in one-handed usage. We present BendSwipe - a combined bend and touch-enabled input interaction to perform target zooming on a flexible handheld device. It uses the bend gestures to augment a swipe interaction performed any- where at the back of the device to perform target zoom-in and out on any area of the display content. This work presents the details of proposed input interactions, prototype and future directions to evaluate the designs.

Team members: Aditi Singh, Mayank Chhabra and Keyur Sorathia
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Publication: Sorathia, K., Singh, A., & Chhabra, M. (2017, September). BendSwipe: One Handed Target Zooming for Flexible Handheld Display. In IFIP Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (pp. 431-435). Springer, Cham.

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