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

[thumbnail of Characterising-physicality-buttons]
PDF (Characterising-physicality-buttons)
paper217.pdf - Accepted Version

Download (282kB)


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.

Item Type:
Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
ID Code:
Deposited By:
Deposited On:
19 Nov 2014 14:19
Last Modified:
12 Jul 2024 01:46