A surfaceless pen-based interface Conference Paper uri icon


  • Freehand drawing on a computer screen allows users to provide input through a natural mode of human interaction. With this freedom of expression, however, there exists a paradoxical limitation: the user is bound through the existing interface to the fixed drawing surface. In this work, we overcome this limitation by presenting a surfaceless pen-based interface with an application in the field of sketch recognition. A pilot study was conducted to examine the usability of the surfaceless pen-based interface. Results indicated that learning to use the device is relatively straightforward, but that interaction difficulty increases in a directly proportionally manner with drawing complexity.

name of conference

  • Proceeding of the seventh ACM conference

published proceedings

  • Proceeding of the seventh ACM conference on Creativity and cognition - C&C '09

author list (cited authors)

  • Peschel, J. M., Paulson, B., & Hammond, T.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • Peschel, Joshua M||Paulson, Brandon||Hammond, Tracy

publication date

  • January 2009