The Fold n' Drop Home Page

Fold n' Drop is a new interaction technique for seamlessly dragging and dropping between overlapping windows. It allows you to fold windows while dragging objects (watch the YouTube video). Although it is still a research prototype, having it integrated into most popular window managers is technically conceivable.


 How to fold-and-drop 

You can try these gestures in the Java demo.

To fold a window, quickly cross its boundary back-and-forth while dragging. Then, drop. Other possible gestures are:

Leafing through windows.

Discarding windows.

Unfolding windows.

 For more details 

Short paper

  • Dragicevic P. Combining Crossing-Based and Paper-Based Interaction Paradigms for Dragging and Dropping Between Overlapping Windows. In Proceedings of the 17th annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST'04), pages193-196. ACM Press, 2004.

  • Additional links


    Pierre Dragicevic (www)
    License infoCreative Commons License