Français Anglais
Accueil Annuaire Plan du site
Home > Research results > Research highlights
Research results
Research highlight : TORUSDESKTOP: POINTING VIA THE BACKDOOR IS SOMETIMES SHORTER
TORUSDESKTOP: POINTING VIA THE BACKDOOR IS SOMETIMES SHORTER
7 May 2011

S. Huot, O. Chapuis, P. Dragicevic. ACM CHI 2011.
When pointing to a target on a computer desktop, we may think we are taking the shortest possible path. But new shortcuts become possible if we allow the mouse cursor to jump from one edge of the screen to the opposite one, i.e., if we turn the desktop into a torus. We discuss the design of TORUSDESKTOP, a pointing technique that allows to wrap the cursor around screen edges to open this pointing back- door. A dead zone and an off-screen cursor feedback make the technique more usable and more compatible with every- day desktop usage. We report on three controlled experi- ments conducted to refine the design of the technique and evaluate its performance. The results suggest clear benefits of using the backdoor when target distance is more than 80% the screen size in our experimental conditions.



Keyword
  ° Human-Computer Interaction

Group
  ° Human-Centered Computing
  ° AVIZ

Contact
  [none]
Research highlights
INFORMATION-GEOMETRIC OPTIMIZATION ALGORITHMS: A UNIFYING PICTURE VIA INVARIANCE PRINCIPLES
2 May 2017
Yann Ollivier, Ludovic Arnold, Anne Auger, Nikolaus Hansen - JMLR 18(18):1−65, 2017.

FORMAL MUTATION TESTING FOR CIRCUS
21 April 2016
Alex Donizeti Betez Alberto, Ana Cavalcanti, Marie-Claude Gaudel, Adenilso Simao Journal of Infor

CELL-CELL COMMUNICATION ENHANCES THE CAPACITY OF CELL ENSEMBLES TO SENSE SHALLOW GRADIENTS DURING MORPHOGENESIS
9 February 2016
D. Ellison, A. Mugler, M.D. Brennan, S.H. Lee, R.J. Huebner, E.R. Shamir, L.A. Woo, J. Kim, P. Amar

COMPUTING WITH SYNTHETIC PROTOCELLS
13 May 2015
Alexis Courbet, Franck Molina and Patrick Amar

ICDE 2015 TUTORIAL: RDF DATA MANAGEMENT: REASONING ON WEB DATA
27 October 2014