Using variable movement resistance sliders for remote discrete input
Paper i proceeding, 2017

Despite the proliferation of screens in everyday environments, providing values to remote displays for exploring complex data sets is still challenging. Enhanced input for remote screens can increase their utility and enable the construction of rich data-driven environments. Here, we investigate the opportunities provided by a variable movement resistance slider (VMRS), based on a motorized slide potentiometer. These devices are often used in professional soundboards as an effective way to provide discrete input. We designed, built and evaluated a remote input device using a VMRS that facilitates choosing a number on a discrete scale. By comparing our prototype to a traditional slide potentiometer and a software slider, we determined that for conditions where users are not looking at the slider, VMRS can offer significantly better performance and accuracy. Our findings contribute to the understanding of discrete input and enable building new interaction scenarios for large display environments.


Haptic feedback

Input methods


L. Lischke

Universität Stuttgart

Pawel Wozniak

Universität Stuttgart

S. Mayer

Universität Stuttgart

Andreas Preikschat

Universität Stuttgart

Morten Fjeld

Chalmers, Tillämpad informationsteknologi, Interaktionsdesign

2017 ACM International Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces, ISS 2017; Brighton; United Kingdom; 17 October 2017 through 20 October 2017

978-145034691-7 (ISBN)


Data- och informationsvetenskap





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