Oct ‘13 – Dec ‘13 (3 months)
■ Development: Objective-C, Cocoa Touch
■ Research: User Study, Paper Prototyping, Research Paper and Poster Presentation.
Problem: Tablets are great for browsing content but they're much less efficient for creating it. For example, copy & paste using long presses and contextual menus is slow and error-prone. As a result, tablet users spend only 15% of their time on production activities.
Solution: SPad is a bimanual interaction technique designed to improve tablet productivity: the user controls a menu with the thumb of the hand that holds the device, and interacts with the content with the other hand. The iPad implementation of SPad in a sample graphical editing application demonstrates how SPad enables faster, more direct, and more powerful interaction.
Take a look at the paper below for a detailed presentation.
Publication at ACM CHI 2014
Cédric Foucault, Manfred Micaux, David Bonnet and Michel Beaudouin-Lafon (2014). "SPad: A Bimanual Interaction Technique for Productivity Applications on Multi-touch Tablets". In CHI '14 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 1879-1884). ACM.