A cross-device drag-and-drop technique

Adalberto Simeone, Julian Seifert, Dominik Schmidt, Paul Holleis, Enrico Rukzio, Hans Gellersen

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Many interactions naturally extend across smart-phones and devices with larger screens. Indeed, data might be received on the mobile but more conveniently processed with an application on a larger device, or vice versa. Such interactions require spontaneous data transfer from a source location on one screen to a target location on the other device. We introduce a cross-device Drag-and-Drop technique to facilitate these interactions involving multiple touchscreen devices, with minimal effort for the user. The technique is a two-handed gesture, where one hand is used to suitably align the mobile phone with the larger screen, while the other is used to select and drag an object between devices and choose which application should receive the data.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication12th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-2648-3
Publication statusPublished - 2 Dec 2013


  • cross-device
  • drag-and-drop


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