Flexible displays have paved the road for a new generation of interaction styles that allow users to bend and twist their devices. We hypothesize that bend gestures can be augmented with "hot-key" like pressure areas. This would allow single corner bends to have multiple functions. We created three pressure and bend interaction styles and compared them to bend-only gestures on two deformable prototypes. Users preferred the bend only prototype but still appreciated the pressure & bend prototype, particularly when it came to the lock/unlock application. We found that pressure interaction is a poor replacement for touch interaction, and present design suggestions to improve its performance.

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Keywords Bimanual interaction, Deformable user interface, Flexible displays, Gestures, Mobile device
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1145/2628363.2634228
Conference 16th ACM International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, MobileHCI 2014
Citation
Ansara, R, & Girouard, A. (2014). Augmenting bend gestures with pressure zones on flexible displays. Presented at the 16th ACM International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, MobileHCI 2014. doi:10.1145/2628363.2634228