Laboratory of Informatics of Grenoble Engineering Human-Computer Interaction Research Group

Engineering Human-Computer Interaction
Research Group

Interaction sur Dispositifs Mobiles : glisser-déposer devant/derrière bi-manuel

In Actes Complémentaires de la 23ème Conférence francophone sur l’Interaction Homme-Machine (IHM’2011, Nice, Octobre 2011). 4 pages. 2011.

Quentin Sauret, Jeremie Francone, Laurence Nigay

Communication informelle et démonstration


We study interaction techniques for mobile devices such as smartphones that rely on both a front and a rear touch surfaces used simultaneously. The additional rear touch surface offers new possibilities for multimodal interaction techniques. We present a bi-manual (or two-finger) technique for drag-and-drop tasks. The dominant hand holds the device: the user can select and drag an icon by touching the rear surface with his index. The user can simultaneously flip icon pages by using his non-dominant hand on the front surface. We experimentally showed that this technique is faster than the traditional front-surface-only technique.