Validation level: 5. CHI, UIST, CSCW and TOCHI paper publication
Bezel Swipe is an interaction technique that supports multiple selection, cut, copy, paste and other operations without interfering with zooming, panning, tapping and other pre-defined gestures.
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Storyboard of Functions
The Bezel Swipe prototype in action. Left panel: A swipe from A to B selects an image. Middle panel: A swipe from A to B marks the beginning of a text selection. Right panel: A swipe from C to D marks the end of the text selection.
Touching narrow targets close to the bezel: a touch (large circle) centered on the target (left) may not activate it whereas a touch significantly overlapping the bezel (right) does.
- Solve the cut and paste problem on the first iphone
- Enables the use of bars that are thin and hard to hit when tapped directly
- Does not interfere with other gestures on the device such as swiping , pitching and swapping
- Activation bars make the screen more narrow