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The Multiple-Touch User Interface Revolution
January/February 2009 (vol. 11 no. 1)
pp. 42-49
Philip I.S. Lei, Macau Polytechnic Institute
Angus K.Y. Wong, Macao Polytechnic Institute
Because of their intuitive interaction styles, multiple-touch devices could trigger a revolution in user interfaces. But how can designers advance this technology?

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Index Terms:
Multiple touch, user interfaces, input devices, and interactive systems
Citation:
Philip I.S. Lei, Angus K.Y. Wong, "The Multiple-Touch User Interface Revolution," IT Professional, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 42-49, Jan.-Feb. 2009, doi:10.1109/MITP.2009.19
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