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Podcast Episode 1

In this first episode of the Frontended  Podcast we have six selected abstracts from the Proceedings of the 2010 ACM Symposium on the User Interface Software and Technology.

  • Imaginary interfaces: spatial interaction with empty hands and without visual feedback
  • Phone touch: a technique for direct phone interaction on surface
  • Hands-on math: A page based multi-touch and pen-based desktop for technical work and problem solving
  • Pen+Touch = new tools
  • Mixture model based label association techniques for wed accessibility
  • Squeezeblock: using a virtual springs and mobile devices for device-free interaction

You can find all of these at the following hcibib.org link:

http://hcibib.org/bibtoc.cgi?abstracts=true&file=bibdata/UIST10*

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Gesture-based typing for mobile phones.

Guess what! I’m writing this directly from mt phone using a relatively new input tool called swype.
Whereas all past input methods for phones required single-key entry, swype lets you enter whole words just but swyping your finger around the onscreen keyboard. It’s extremely easy to use and fast! Your should try it!