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
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySanta Barbara, CA
Period16.10.201119.10.2011

Keywords

  • Crossing
  • Lasso
  • Pen input
  • Selection tool

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