Tommorow, Tuesday November 17th is my department’s Research in Action day. Think of it as a science-fair-like event, but without anu judging or prizes. Basically, its a chance for us computer science graduate students to show off what we have been working outside of regular conferences.
The formal description of my project is:
The consequences of interleaving input techniques: Replaying Gestures and Scribbling with Typeset
Interleaving between multiple input techniques is not well explored beyond the time-cost of switching. We present two prototypes that explore this interplay. In normal application use, previous gestural actions may be re-used, much like words are re-used and gain new meaning in conversation. We present Replaying Gesture Macros, work on recording, replaying and modifying multi-touch gestures. Typeset text via keyboard input is usable but confined to rigid, linear textboxes, while written text from stylus entry is slower and harder to read and re-use. We present Scribbling with Typeset, a prototype that combines the best expressive properties of these two modes.
All in all, it will be pretty interactive. I have two giant touch tables (a DiamondTouch and a Microsoft Surface) running. If you want to check it out, it might be better to come later (closer to 5 or 6) when it will be less busy. I am in:
40 St. George Street