Publication: Single-Handed HandMark Menus: Rapid Command Selection on Tablets

Although rapid command selection is important for touch devices, only a few techniques allow accelerated selection while still providing a large command set. HandMark menus [3] propose the use of the hands as landmarks for fast memory-based selection. However, the original HandMark menus for tables rely on bimanual operation - not suitable for tablets, and earlier studies provided only limited evidence for the value of hand-based landmarks as a reference frame for spatial memory. We introduce adapted HandMark menus that can be operated with one hand (while the other hand holds the tablet); the new version changes bimanual selection operations into sequential actions with one hand. Three studies of these HandMark menus showed that using the hand as a landmark significantly improved performance and allowed fast spatial memory development, even with one-handed use. Our work extends HandMark menus and shows that they are an effective selection method for tablets, and provides new evidence about the value of the hands as a spatial landmark for interaction.

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Md. Sami Uddin
University of Saskatchewan
Carl Gutwin
University of Saskatchewan

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Uddin, M., Gutwin, C. 2016. Single-Handed HandMark Menus: Rapid Command Selection on Tablets. In ACM International Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces - ISS '16, Niagra Falls, Canada. 453-456. Extended abstract for Demo. DOI=10.1145/2992154.2996871.

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@inproceedings {394-HM-for-Tablets-Extended-Abstract_CR,
author= {Md. Sami Uddin and Carl Gutwin},
title= {Single-Handed HandMark Menus: Rapid Command Selection on Tablets},
booktitle= {ACM International Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces - ISS '16},
year= {2016},
address= {Niagra Falls, Canada},
pages= {453-456},
note= {Extended abstract for Demo}
}