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GESTURAL USER INTERFACE TECHNIQUE FOR CONTROLLING THE PLAYBACK OF SEQUENTIAL MEDIA

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000026910D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Apr-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-07

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Touch sensitive display surfaces, such as the touch tablet 10 illustrated in Figure 1, along with a stylus input device 20, are becoming increasingly common as input devices in computer systems known as gesture-based or pen-based computing systems. These systems typically also employ direct manipulation graphical user interfaces (GUIs) as the primary communication mechanism between the user and the computer. Typically, a gesture-based system will display well-known graphical display objects of a conventional graphical user interface, such as menus, icons, and windows, on the touch tablet, and the user may manipulate these display objects with the stylus device, in addition to being able to directly input handwritten text and graphical symbols by writing on the touch sensitive display surface with the stylus. The ability to input both data (e.g:, handwritten text) and commands by entering command gestures or by manipulating graphical display objects with the same stylus input device greatly simplifies and improves the input process for the user. As a result, many functions implemented in conventional