Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble Équipe Ingénierie de l'Interaction Humain-Machine

Équipe Ingénierie de l'Interaction

Which Tangible Control for Which Visual Task?

In Actes de la 31e conférence francophone sur l'Interaction Homme-Machine (IHM 2019). pages 3:1-8. 2019.

Céline Coutrix, Yann Laurillau


Many parameters may impact the performance of users while engaged in tangible user interaction. In this paper, we explore the impact of the combination of the tangible control and the visual display on the performance of a 1D target acquisition task. We consider three tangible controls: a slider, a knob and a wheel, and two visual displays for the same 1D target acquisition task: a circular cursor and a linear cursor. We found that matching the visual and motor task has an impact on the performance. This work has implications ranging from current design of Tangible User Interfaces to research on shape-changing Tangible User Interfaces.