Beyond binary gestures: Exploring documents using touch interfaces

Ziqi Huang, Juan Felipe Beltran, Azza Abouzeid, Arnab Nandi

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Abstract

As keyboard-less devices such as tablets and smartphones become more important in daily life, searching and exploring documents has become an increasingly important task. Traditional document exploration interfaces require multiple keywords to be typed in, which is cumbersome and time-consuming using a touch-driven device. We present BigGo-an interface for exploration of documents using touch gestures. Our interface goes beyond common binary touch gestures as "like" or "dislike" the user is given a chance to not just provide binary feedback, but also explain why they like or dislike a certain document. Since the feedback is richer, it allows BinGo to provide a better recommendation of documents, and aid exploration of the documents. The ability to provide richer feedback improves the exploration experience and decreases the overall gesture cost for targeting the proper document set. User studies and the results show that BinGo outperforms binary gestural interfaces on recommendation quality while maintaining the usability on traditional like / dislike exploration mechanism on touch interfaces.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCHI 2015 - Extended Abstracts Publication of the 33rd Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Subtitle of host publicationCrossings
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages1747-1760
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781450331463
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 18 2015
Event33rd Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2015 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Apr 18 2015Apr 23 2015

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings
Volume18

Other

Other33rd Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2015
CountryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period4/18/154/23/15

Keywords

  • Documents
  • Exploration
  • Gestures
  • Touch

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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