Interstices Conference Paper uri icon


  • © 2019 Association for Computing Machinery. Our observations of landscape architecture students revealed a new phenomenon—interstices. Their bimanual interactions with a pen and touch surface involved various sustained hand gestures, interleaved between their regular commands. Positioning of the non-preferred hand indicates anticipated actions, including: sustained hovering near the surface; pulled back but still foating above the surface; and resting in their laps. We ran a second study with 14 landscape architect students which confrmed our observations, and uncovered a new interstice i.e. stabilizing the preferred hand while handwriting. We conclude with directions for future research and challenges for designers and researchers.

altmetric score

  • 7

author list (cited authors)

  • Webb, A. M., Fowler, H., Kerne, A., Newman, G., Kim, J., & Mackay, W. E.

citation count

  • 1

editor list (cited editors)

  • Brewster, S. A., Fitzpatrick, G., Cox, A. L., & Kostakos, V.

publication date

  • May 2019


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