Validation level: 5. CHI, UIST, CSCW and TOCHI paper publication

Pick-and-Drop is a direct manipulation technique. It extends drag-and-drop so that you can transfer objects using a pen. You touch an object to pick it up. If you hover the pen over the screen, the object floats under the pen, adding a shadow. You drop it by touching again.

You can transfer objects between multiple devices and users. For example, you pick up a video from a tablet, and drop it on a whiteboard. With a additional camera installation, you can move icons from paper to computer.


Pick-and-drop: a direct manipulation technique for multiple computer environments

Conference: UIST Proceedings '97, 1997
By: Jun Rekimoto
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