Text size
  • Small
  • Medium
  • Large
  • Standard
  • Blue text on blue
  • High contrast (Yellow text on black)
  • Blue text on beige

    Using Tangible Drawing Tools on a Capacitive Multi-touch Display

    HCI2012 - People & Computers XXVI

    Proceedings of HCI 2012
    The 26th BCS Conference on Human Computer Interaction

    Birmingham, UK, 12 - 14 September 2012


    Rachel Blagojevic, Xiliang Chen, Ryan Tan, Robert Sheehand & Beryl Plimmer


    We present an innovative drawing tool that can detect tangible drawing instruments on a capacitive multi-touch tablet. There are three core components to the system: the tangible hardware, the recognizer used to identify the tangibles, and the drawing application. Our tangible drawing instruments include a ruler, protractor and set square. Users can apply these familiar physical instruments to construct digital ink drawings on a tablet in an intuitive and engaging manner. The user evaluation shows that the tangible drawing tools are easy to use and have a high rate of recognition on the touch screen.


    PDF filePDF Version of this Paper (578kb)