Harpoon selection: Efficient selections for ungrouped content on large pen-based surfaces

Jakob Leitner, Michael Haller

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Abstract

In this paper, we present the Harpoon selection tool, a novel selection technique specifically designed for interactive whiteboards. The tool combines area cursors and crossing to perform complex selections amongst a large number of unsorted, ungrouped items. It is optimized for large-scale pen-based surfaces and works well in both dense and sparse surroundings. We describe a list of key features relevant to the design of the tool and provide a detailed description of both the mechanics as well as the feedback of the tool. The results of a user study are described and analyzed to confirm our design. The study shows that the Harpoon tool performs significantly faster than Tapping and Lassoing.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUIST'11 - Proceedings of the 24th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology
Pages593-602
Number of pages10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event24th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, UIST'11 - Santa Barbara, CA, United States
Duration: 16 Oct 201119 Oct 2011

Publication series

NameUIST'11 - Proceedings of the 24th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology

Conference

Conference24th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, UIST'11
CountryUnited States
CitySanta Barbara, CA
Period16.10.201119.10.2011

Keywords

  • Crossing
  • Lasso
  • Pen input
  • Selection tool

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