Fluid integration of rotation and translation
Russell Kruger, Sheelagh Carpendale, Stacey D. Scott, and Anthony Tang. (2005). Fluid integration of rotation and translation. In CHI ’05: Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, ACM, 601–610.
Previous research has shown that rotation and orientation of items plays three major roles during collaboration: comprehension, coordination and communication. Based on these roles of orientation and advice from kinesiology research, we have designed the Rotate’N Translate (RNT) interaction mechanism, which provides integrated control of rotation and translation using only a single touch-point for input. We present an empirical evaluation comparing RNT to a common rotation mechanism that separates control of rotation and translation. Results of this study indicate RNT is more efficient than the separate mechanism and better supports the comprehension, coordination and communication roles of orientation.
Fluid interactions, rotation, translation, orientation, roles of orientation, tabletop collaboration, communicative gestures