Using variable movement resistance sliders for remote discrete input

Lars Lischke, Pawel W. Wozniak, Sven Mayer, Andreas Preikschat, Morten Fjeld

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Abstract

Despite the proliferation of screens in everyday environments, providing values to remote displays for exploring complex data sets is still challenging. Enhanced input for remote screens can increase their utility and enable the construction of rich data-driven environments. Here, we investigate the opportunities provided by a variable movement resistance slider (VMRS), based on a motorized slide potentiometer. These devices are often used in professional soundboards as an effective way to provide discrete input. We designed, built and evaluated a remote input device using a VMRS that facilitates choosing a number on a discrete scale. By comparing our prototype to a traditional slide potentiometer and a software slider, we determined that for conditions where users are not looking at the slider, VMRS can offer significantly better performance and accuracy. Our findings contribute to the understanding of discrete input and enable building new interaction scenarios for large display environments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2017 ACM International Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces, ISS 2017
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages116-125
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781450346917
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Oct 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event2017 ACM International Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces, ISS 2017 - Brighton, United Kingdom
Duration: 17 Oct 201720 Oct 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2017 ACM International Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces, ISS 2017

Conference

Conference2017 ACM International Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces, ISS 2017
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBrighton
Period17/10/1720/10/17

Keywords

  • Haptic feedback
  • Input methods
  • Slider

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