Supporting atomic user actions on the table

Dzmitry Aliakseyeu, Sriram Subramanian, Jason Alexander

Research output: Chapter or section in a book/report/conference proceedingChapter or section


One of the biggest obstacles that application developers and designers face is a lack of understanding of how to support basic/atomic user interactions. User actions, such as pointing, selecting, scrolling and menu navigation, are often taken for granted in desktop GUI interactions, but have no equivalent interaction techniques in tabletop systems. In this chapter we present a review of the state-of-the-art in interaction techniques for selecting, pointing, rotating, and scrolling. We, first, identify and classify existing techniques, then summarize user studies that were performed with these techniques, and finally identify and formulate design guidelines based on the solutions found.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTabletops - Horizontal Interactive Displays
ISBN (Print)9781849961127
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Publication series

NameHuman-Computer Interaction Series
PublisherSpringer Verlag London Ltd


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