Towards utilising one-handed multi-digit pressure input

Graham Wilson, Stephen Brewster, Martin Halvey

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This paper explores the potential uses of pressure input from multiple digits (i.e., all 4 fingers and the thumb) of one hand squeezing a mobile device: multiple digits may provide multiple inputs. The potential advantages for mobile interaction include freeing the second hand for other tasks, and providing access to multiple functions simultaneously. A range of possible interactions is discussed including the benefits and challenges posed by complex pressure-based input on mobile devices. An example usage scenario is described and tested: pressure-based input for simultaneous zooming and rotating in a map task. Results suggest multi-digit pressure input may be a useful means of interaction with mobile devices.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI 2013
Subtitle of host publicationextended abstracts of the 31st Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Place of PublicationParis, France
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013
EventACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2013 - France, Paris, France
Duration: 27 Apr 20132 May 2013


ConferenceACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2013


  • human centered computing
  • multi digit pressure
  • user interfaces


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