Electrical Engineering
      and Computer Sciences

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

UC Berkeley

PDA and Gesture Uses in Practice: Insights for Designers of Pen-based User Interfaces

Allan Christian Jr. Long, James A. Landay and Lawrence A. Rowe

EECS Department
University of California, Berkeley
Technical Report No. UCB/CSD-97-976
December 1997

http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/1997/CSD-97-976.pdf

Gestures are an essential element in the realization of paper-like user interfaces. Unfortunately, poor design and recognition of gestures has impeded the adoption of these interfaces. This paper describes a survey intended to illuminate the problems users have and benefits users enjoy with gesture-based user interfaces. From the results of the survey, we conclude that: users value gestures yet problems with gestures remain; users demand more gestures; and Newtons are used largely as notebooks whereas Pilots are used mostly as personal datebooks and addressbooks. The results of the survey provide insight for designers of pen-based user interfaces and related tools.


BibTeX citation:

@techreport{Long:CSD-97-976,
    Author = {Long, Allan Christian Jr. and Landay, James A. and Rowe, Lawrence A.},
    Title = {PDA and Gesture Uses in Practice:  Insights for Designers of Pen-based User Interfaces},
    Institution = {EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley},
    Year = {1997},
    Month = {Dec},
    URL = {http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/1997/6415.html},
    Number = {UCB/CSD-97-976},
    Abstract = {Gestures are an essential element in the realization of paper-like user interfaces. Unfortunately, poor design and recognition of gestures has impeded the adoption of these interfaces. This paper describes a survey intended to illuminate the problems users have and benefits users enjoy with gesture-based user interfaces. From the results of the survey, we conclude that: users value gestures yet problems with gestures remain; users demand more gestures; and Newtons are used largely as notebooks whereas Pilots are used mostly as personal datebooks and addressbooks. The results of the survey provide insight for designers of pen-based user interfaces and related tools.}
}

EndNote citation:

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%A Long, Allan Christian Jr.
%A Landay, James A.
%A Rowe, Lawrence A.
%T PDA and Gesture Uses in Practice:  Insights for Designers of Pen-based User Interfaces
%I EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley
%D 1997
%@ UCB/CSD-97-976
%U http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/1997/6415.html
%F Long:CSD-97-976