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drag-and-drop

drag-and-drop

In Proceedings of UIST 1997
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Pick-and-drop: a direct manipulation technique for multiple computer environments (p. 31-39)

In Proceedings of UIST 2004
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A remote control interface for large displays (p. 127-136)

In Proceedings of UIST 2004
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Combining crossing-based and paper-based interaction paradigms for dragging and dropping between overlapping windows (p. 193-196)

In Proceedings of UIST 2007
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Boomerang: suspendable drag-and-drop interactions based on a throw-and-catch metaphor (p. 187-190)

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We present the boomerang technique, which makes it possible to suspend and resume drag-and-drop operations. A throwing gesture while dragging an object suspends the operation, anytime and anywhere. A drag-and-drop interaction, enhanced with our technique, allows users to switch windows, invoke commands, and even drag other objects during a drag-and-drop operation without using the keyboard or menus. We explain how a throwing gesture can suspend drag-and-drop operations, and describe other features of our technique, including grouping, copying, and deleting dragged objects. We conclude by presenting prototype implementations and initial feedback on the proposed technique.