“Direct-Touch vs. Mouse Input for Tabletop Displays”


Forlines C, Wigdor D, Shen C, Balakrishnan R. “Direct-Touch vs. Mouse Input for Tabletop Displays”. Proceedings of the 2007 ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI'07) . 2007.


We investigate the differences – in terms of both quantitative performance and subjective preference – between direct-touch and mouse input for unimanual and bimanual tasks on tabletop displays. The results of two experiments show that for bimanual tasks performed on tabletops, users benefit from direct-touch input. However, our results also indicate that mouse input may be moreappropriate for a single user working on tabletop tasks requiring only single-point interaction.

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