Tilting Single Handheld Mobile Devices

Solange Karsenty, Avi Moraly

Abstract

Gestures are becoming common across many devices, but still remain in the category of games and entertainment. In this paper we have explored the use of gestures on mobile devices, in particular the action of tilting on an iPhone. Our goal is to enhance the user experience and increase productivity, assuming, as it is often the case, that the user is using the device with a single hand. In this case, the hand holds the device and the thumb is used to scroll and select. Using the thumb for selection is error prone. Our goal is to reduce the use of the thumb for operations such as scrolling and selecting, by tilting the device to perform similar operations. We have implemented and tested a prototype application and in this paper we present our results. Our conclusion is that standardization of gestures is a basic need in software development kits for mobile devices.

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in Harvard Style

Karsenty S. and Moraly A. (2011). Tilting Single Handheld Mobile Devices . In Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Software Knowledge - Volume 1: SKY, (IC3K 2011) ISBN 978-989-8425-82-9, pages 116-121. DOI: 10.5220/0003705601160121


in Bibtex Style

@conference{sky11,
author={Solange Karsenty and Avi Moraly},
title={Tilting Single Handheld Mobile Devices},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Software Knowledge - Volume 1: SKY, (IC3K 2011)},
year={2011},
pages={116-121},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003705601160121},
isbn={978-989-8425-82-9},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Software Knowledge - Volume 1: SKY, (IC3K 2011)
TI - Tilting Single Handheld Mobile Devices
SN - 978-989-8425-82-9
AU - Karsenty S.
AU - Moraly A.
PY - 2011
SP - 116
EP - 121
DO - 10.5220/0003705601160121