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Issue No.05 - September/October (2006 vol.26)
pp: 28-35
J. Karen Parker , University of British Columbia
Kori M. Inkpen , Dalhousie University
TractorBeam is a hybrid point-touch interaction technique for tabletop computer displays that seamlessly combines remote pointing and local touch. Results from studies investigating its use for target selection, docking, and puzzle tasks give some positive results, but further tests on its usefulness in collaborative activities are necessary.
tabletop displays, interaction techniques, large screen displays, remote pointing, human-computer interaction, input, pen-based input
J. Karen Parker, Kori M. Inkpen, "Integrating Point and Touch for Interaction with Digital Tabletop Displays", IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol.26, no. 5, pp. 28-35, September/October 2006, doi:10.1109/MCG.2006.110
1. J.K. Parker, R.L. Mandryk, and K.M. Inkpen, "TractorBeam: Seamless Integration of Local and Remote Pointing for Tabletop Displays," Proc. Graphics Interface, Canadian Human-Computer Comm. Soc., 2005, pp. 33–40.
2. C. Shen et al., "UbiTable: Impromptu Face-to-Face Collaboration on Horizontal Interactive Surfaces," Proc. Ubi-Comp, LNCS 2864, Springer, 2003, pp. 281–288.
3. J.K. Parker et al., "TractorBeam Selection Aids: Improving Target Acquisition for Pointing Input on Tabletop Displays," Proc. Interact, LNCS 3585, Springer, 2005, pp. 80–93.
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