Investigating one-handed multi-digit pressure input for mobile devices

Graham Wilson, David Hannah, Stephen Brewster, Martin Halvey

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This paper presents initial results from the design and evaluation of one-handed squeezing of a mobile phone: the application of force by each individual digit, and combinations of digits, of one hand as a means of interacting with a mobile device. As part of the evaluation we also consider how to alter the size of the interaction space to best suit the number of digits being used. By identifying which digits can accurately apply force both individually and in combination with others, we can then design one-handed, multi-channel input for mobile interaction. The results suggest that not all digits are equally accurate, and that some are more accurate when used in combination with others. Further, increasing the size of the underlying interaction space to suit the number of digits used improves user performance.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 5 May 2012
Externally publishedYes
EventSIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: CHI 2012 - Austin, United States
Duration: 5 May 201210 May 2012


ConferenceSIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • human centered computing
  • human computer interaction
  • mobile device technology


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