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Magnification for distance pointing

: Pramudianto, F.; Zimmermann, A.; Rukzio, E.

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Erstellt am: 29.7.2009

Zimmermann, A.:
Mobile interaction with the real world. Workshop in conjunction with MobileHCI 2009 : Proceedings of the 4th Workshop on Mobile Interaction with the Real World; Bonn, 15-18 September 2009
Oldenburg: Bis Verlag, 2009
ISBN: 978-3-8142-2177-9
Workshop Mobile Interaction with the Real World (MIRW) <2009, Bonn>
International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (MobileHCI) <11, 2009, Bonn>
Konferenzbeitrag, Elektronische Publikation
Fraunhofer FIT ()
pointing; remote pointing; remote interaction

We see currently the trend of having larger and larger displays in our living rooms and that more and more computer oriented applications which are usually controlled by a mouse are displayed by them. Examples for the latter are web browsing, picture browsing, chatting and email. This leads to two problems. Firstly, most applications and web pages are not designed for situations in which the user is sitting in a relative large distance from the display. The user is therefore often not able to read the text, to interact easily with buttons or to click on hyperlinks. Secondly, it is not appropriate to use the mouse as the input device as flat surfaces are typically not in reach when sitting on the sofa in the living room. This paper investigates firstly whether direct pointing would be a suitable interaction concept and secondly whether the usage of magnifiers helps the user when interacting from a distance. The paper reports a study comparing three different magnification techniques for direct pointing interaction with remote screens. The results provide clear evidence for the advantages of such interactions, especially when combined with linear and Fish Eye magnifications.