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.

Copy Bibtex Roth, V. and Turner, T. Bezel Swipe: Conflict-free Scrolling and Multiple Selection on Mobile Touch Screen Devices. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, pages 1523-1526, ACM, New York, NY, USA, CHI '09 , 2009.
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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.

Responses to post-task questionnaire on a scale from -4 (Dis- agree) to +4 (Agree) **In Direct, users selected an image by tapping on it and navigated by swiping gestures. In Single, users tapped on a button to enter selection mode.Then they tapped on an image to select it. In Multiple, users tapped on the button to enter and to leave selection mode. While in selection mode, users could select as many images as they wished but they could not navigate.**
  • 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