Laboratory of Informatics of Grenoble Équipe Ingénierie de l'Interaction Humain-Machine

Équipe Ingénierie de l'Interaction

Multi-Touch Menu (MTM)

This paper describes a new menu technique called Mul-tiTouch Menu, that is especially well suited for multi-touch interactive surfaces. In contrast with traditional menu techniques, the MultiTouch menu makes the most of the new capabilities provided by these new interactive devices: instead of only using two degrees of freedom, it makes it possible to use the five fingers of the hand si-multaneously for interacting with applications. By pro-viding several interesting properties, such as eyes-free selection or the ability to navigate seamlessly in the hier-archy of commands, MultiTouch menus make it possible to enrich and facilitate interaction on multitouch devices.


Gilles Bailly, Laurence Nigay