Characterising the physicality of everyday buttons

Jason Alexander, John Hardy, Stephen Wattam

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A significant milestone in the development of physically-dynamic surfaces is the ability for buttons to protrude outwards from any location on a touch-screen. As a first step toward developing interaction requirements for this technology we conducted a survey of 1515 electronic push buttons in everyday home environments. We report a characterisation that describes the features of the data set and discusses important button properties that we expect will inform the design of future physically-dynamic devices and surfaces.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationITS '14 Proceedings of the Ninth ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781450325875
Publication statusPublished - 16 Nov 2014


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