Validation level: 5. CHI, UIST, CSCW and TOCHI paper publication
Toolglasses are a floating palette containing a set of command tools. The palette is semi-transparent allowing to see what it is in the background (no occlussion of objects) and interacting with it through the toolglasses. The palette can be moved and the user “clicks through” the desired command inside the toolglasses into the object that wants to change. It allows the user to rapidly shift focus between commands and graphical objects on the screen.
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An experiment compares three post-WIMP interaction techniques: floating palettes, marking menus and toolglasses. Toolglasses highlight by:
- supports CPN cyclic patterns when performing a task
- easier for novice because are visible
- best trade-off when changing between commands and objects