Publication: Peek and Look: Accessing Off-Screen Targets Using Head Tracking

Although screen displays are getting larger in size and more cost effective, data sets are becoming more complex and demand increasing amounts of space on the screen. Toolbars and menus occupy considerable space and compete with the data or document being viewed. To maximize the screen real estate available for data manipulation, we propose storing the tools off-screen. To access these off-screen tools we present two interaction techniques that allow the position of the head to change the viewport state (e.g. by panning or zooming), leaving the hands free for other tasks. In this preliminary work, we explore variations of these interaction techniques and challenges that arise in their implementation and use.

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Clayton Epp
University of Saskatchewan
Miguel Nacenta
University of St Andrews, University of Saskatchewan, University of Calgary
Carl Gutwin
University of Saskatchewan
Regan Mandryk
University of Saskatchewan

Citation

Epp, C., Nacenta, M.A., Gutwin, C., Mandryk, R.L. 2008. Peek and Look: Accessing Off-Screen Targets Using Head Tracking. In Adjunct Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST 2008 Demo), Monterey, CA, USA. 49-50.

BibTeX

@inproceedings {149-UIST08_epp_camera-ready,
author= {Clayton Epp and Miguel Nacenta and Carl Gutwin and Regan Mandryk},
title= {Peek and Look: Accessing Off-Screen Targets Using Head Tracking},
booktitle= {Adjunct Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST 2008 Demo)},
year= {2008},
address= {Monterey, CA, USA},
pages= {49-50}
}