The Nudging Technique is a new manipulation paradigm for GUIs. With traditional techniques, the user sometimes has to perform a fine-grained operation (e.g., pointing at the edge of a window to resize). When the user makes a mistake in the pointing, problems may arise such as an accidental switching of the foreground window. The nudging technique relieves the user from the fine pointing before dragging; the user just moves the cursor to a target then pushes it. Visual and acoustic feedbacks also help the user’s operation. We describe two application examples: window resizing and spreadsheet cell resizing systems.
UIST '13 Adjunct Proceedings of the adjunct publication of the 26th annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology
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Nudging technique/graphical user interfaces (GUIs)/pointing technique/drag-and-drop/mouse cursor operation./
Shota Yamanaka, Homei Miyashita. The Nudging Technique: Input Method without Fine-Grained Pointing by Pushing a Segment, UIST '13 Adjunct Proceedings of the adjunct publication of the 26th annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology, pp.3-4, 2013.