The bubble cursor

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

The bubble cursor is a new technique based on area cursors.

The default shape of the cursor is a bubble that captures the first target closest to the cursor centre. The bubble can change its shape depending on the layout of the targets.

Copy Bibtex Grossman, T. and Balakrishnan, R. The Bubble Cursor: Enhancing Target Acquisition by Dynamic Resizing of the Cursor's Activation Area. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, pages 281-290, ACM, New York, NY, USA, CHI '05 , 2005.
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The shape of the cursor is a circle so they ensure the chosen target is the closest.

The cursor readjusts its size to surround just one target.



The bubble cursor is faster than any other point cursor technique available