Tuesday, February 10, 2009

An interesting Approach to Pointing and Selection in Multitouch

Here's a nice piece of work from Tovi Grossman's group at the University of Toronto

I think this concept could have some interesting applications in multitouch situations where there is a lot of overlapping content.


  1. The only problem with the bubble cursor concept is how do you select nothing? For example, what if I'm drag-dropping and instead of selecting a target I want to drop it onto the background. Useful ideas but maybe only useful for a selection mode rather than all the time.

  2. I would assume that there would be some confirmation to select ... a variant of double click. One subtle obtion might be 1 finger vs. 2 fingers next to each other