TR2005-001

CoR2Ds: Context-Rooted Rotatable Draggables for Tabletop Interaction


    •  Shen, C.; Hancock, M.S.; Forlines, C.; Vernier, F.D., "CoR2Ds: Context-Rooted Rotatable Draggables for Tabletop Interaction", ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), April 2005.
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      • @inproceedings{Shen2005apr,
      • author = {Shen, C. and Hancock, M.S. and Forlines, C. and Vernier, F.D.},
      • title = {CoR2Ds: Context-Rooted Rotatable Draggables for Tabletop Interaction},
      • booktitle = {ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI)},
      • year = 2005,
      • month = apr,
      • url = {http://www.merl.com/publications/TR2005-001}
      • }
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    Data Analytics


We present a new popup widget, called CoR2Ds (Context-Rooted Rotatable Draggables), designed for multi-user direct-touch tabletop environments. CoR2Ds are interactive callout popup objects that are visually connected (rooted) at the originating displayed object by a semi-transparent colored swath. CoR2Ds can be used to bring out meanus, display drilled-down or off-screen ancillary data such as metadata and attributes, as well as instantiate tools. CoR2Ds can be freely moved, rotated, and re-oriented on a tabletop display surface by fingers, hands, pointing devices (mice) or marking devices (such as a stylus or light pen). CoR2Ds address five issues for interaction techniques on interactive tabletop display surfaces: occlusion, reach, context on a cluttered display, readability, and concurrent/coordianted multi-user interaction. In this paper, we present the design, interaction and implementation of CoR2Ds. We also discuss a set of current usage scenarios.