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3D Pivoting of a Massive Touch Screen to Facilitate Easier Drag and Drop, Multi-Select of Distant Objects

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000218080D
Publication Date: 2012-May-18
Document File: 2 page(s) / 46K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method to create a 3D pivoted view of the entire display surface of a massive multi-touch, multi-user display.

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Disclosed is a method to create a 3D pivoted view of the entire display surface of a massive multi-touch, multi-user display. The view is skewed so that it only takes up a small amount of real screen (only the amount dedicated to the single user invoking this pivot view). The pivoted view is still active, so all objects can be sources and targets of manipulation.

    With emerging massive multi-touch, multi-user displays, users need to access distant parts of the screen to perform a single action. Examples:

Drag a window to a different part of the screen for a colleague to look at

Multi-select objects physically distant from each other


Drag an object and drop it into a container many feet away

    The result of this method is a massive user interface that can be used by multiple users, while at the same time reachable by each individual user. No matter how distant a set of objects

is a way from the specific user or how distant they are from each other, using this method, the objects can be manipulated while only physically moving them a few inches. How it works:

Many users can simultaneously use a massive interactive display (see Figure 1).

    Using this method, the user can now drag objects from B to A, physically distant locations, while only physically moving the object a few inches. User flow example:

The user near area B needs to move content to area A


That user performs a custom gesture, invoking the method to create a duplicate, yet skewed 3D view of the entire display surface


The 3D pivoted view is displayed (see Figure 2), yet is interactive with all objects


The user near area B can pan and zoom within the personal 3D view to find the object to s...