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Guidelines for Gestural Tablet Interaction

Guidelines for Gestural Tablet Interaction

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Published by Thomas Davies
The tablet device market is growing substantially and is expected to sell 140 million devices in 2014 and therefore there is a need for interaction guidelines that spans both applications and platforms. This report presents a set of guidelines for gestural tablet interaction based on experienced and inexperienced participants who were asked to create gestures for common computer actions. 18 participants created 324 gestures for 18 actions; gestures that were analysed and categorized before being rated on their appropriateness for the intended action. This data provided the foundation of the set of guidelines for gestural tablet interaction that I created and were then validated by another set of users.
The tablet device market is growing substantially and is expected to sell 140 million devices in 2014 and therefore there is a need for interaction guidelines that spans both applications and platforms. This report presents a set of guidelines for gestural tablet interaction based on experienced and inexperienced participants who were asked to create gestures for common computer actions. 18 participants created 324 gestures for 18 actions; gestures that were analysed and categorized before being rated on their appropriateness for the intended action. This data provided the foundation of the set of guidelines for gestural tablet interaction that I created and were then validated by another set of users.

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Published by: Thomas Davies on May 19, 2011
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Action

Proposed Gesture

Select single object

Tap item

Select multiple objects

Tap and hold one item and sequentially tap other items

Chapter 5: The Gesture Set 27

Action

Proposed Gesture

Zoom-in

Reverse pinch with two fingers on the canvas

Zoom-out

Pinch with two fingers on the canvas

Help

Draw symbol ‘?’ anywhere on the canvas

??

Print

Double-tap anywhere on the canvas to open a context sensitive menu

Shortcut: Draw letter ‘P’ anywhere on the canvas

Context-Sensitive
Menu

P

Context-Sensitive
Menu

P

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Action

Proposed Gesture

Undo

Double-tap anywhere on the canvas to open a context sensitive menu

Shortcut: Draw letter ‘Z’ anywhere on the canvas

Context-Sensitive
Menu

Z

Context-Sensitive
Menu

Z

Redo

Double-tap anywhere on the canvas to open a context sensitive menu

Shortcut: Draw letter ‘Y’ anywhere on the canvas

Context-Sensitive
Menu

Y

Context-Sensitive
Menu

Y

Go home

Swipe down with one finger on the canvas to reach the bezel of the device

Back

Swipe with one finger from left to right on the canvas

Page 2

Page 1

Page 2

Page 1

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Action

Proposed Gesture

Forward

Swipe with one finger from right to left on the canvas

Page 1

Page 2

Page 1

Page 2

Rotate

Tap and hold the corner of the item and curve in the desired direction

Hello

H
e
llo

Hello

Hello

H
e
llo

Hello

Open menu

Double-tap anywhere on the canvas to open the menu

Menu
Menu

Close menu

Draw letter ‘X’ inside of the menu box

Menu

Menu

\

X

Menu

Menu

\

X

30 Guidelines for Gestural Tablet Interaction

Action

Proposed Gesture

Move object

Tap item and then drag to the desired location

Cut

Double-tap anywhere on the canvas to open a context sensitive menu

Shortcut: Draw letter ‘X’ on the item to be cut

Context-Sensitive
Menu

X

Context-Sensitive
Menu

X

Copy

Double-tap anywhere on the canvas to open a context sensitive menu

Shortcut: Draw letter ‘C’ on the item to be copied

Context-Sensitive
Menu

C

Context-Sensitive
Menu

C

Paste

Double-tap anywhere on the canvas to open a context sensitive menu

Shortcut: Draw letter ‘V’ on the location where the item is to be pasted

Context-Sensitive
Menu

V

Context-Sensitive
Menu

V

5.2.1. Need for Shortcut options

As 6 actions required a context-sensitive menu to be displayed following a gesture, there was a need

to create shortcut gestures for these actions that would provide advanced users immediate access to

that specific feature. The shortcut gestures were based on the letters used in desktop shortcuts as

these are already well known and do not depend on cultural knowledge.

Chapter 5: The Gesture Set 31

5.3. Section Summary

•Created a set of guidelines for gestural tablet interaction.

•18 gestures crafted for 18 actions.

•Based on results and findings from the guessability study and rating study.

•6 actions have shortcut gestures associated with them as well because their primary gesture

launches a context-sensitive menu.

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