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Rock 'n' Scroll Is Here to Stay
May/June 2000 (vol. 20 no. 3)
pp. 40-45
A novel user input method for digital appliances is introduced using the example of an electronic photo album. Based on tilting and gesturing with the device, the Rock 'n' Scroll input method handles scrolling, selection, and commanding an application without resorting to buttons, touch screens, spoken commands, or other input methods. User experiments with a prototype system showed that users could quickly learn how to operate such devices. The experiments also offered some insight into user expectations. These positive results, combined with improvements in the sensor technology, encouraged us to incorporate this input method into an experimental handheld system.

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Index Terms:
accelerometer, embodied user interface, gesture, handheld appliance, low power, inertial sensors, tangible user interface.
Joel F. Bartlett, "Rock 'n' Scroll Is Here to Stay," IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 40-45, May-June 2000, doi:10.1109/38.844371
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