Characterising the physicality of everyday buttons

Alexander, Jason and Hardy, John and Wattam, Stephen (2014) Characterising the physicality of everyday buttons. In: ITS '14 Proceedings of the Ninth ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces. ACM, DEU, pp. 205-208. ISBN 9781450325875

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A significant milestone in the development of physically-dynamic surfaces is the ability for buttons to protrude outwards from any location on a touch-screen. As a first step toward developing interaction requirements for this technology we conducted a survey of 1515 electronic push buttons in everyday home environments. We report a characterisation that describes the features of the data set and discusses important button properties that we expect will inform the design of future physically-dynamic devices and surfaces.

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