To make use of research ideas about user interfaces, you have to be able to understand the ideas, including how an idea works and more importantly, why it works. Learning this isn't always as straightforward as watching a demo or reading a research abstract: sometimes it requires more deliberate reading of an entire paper, and sometimes it's not stated at all, requiring some interpretation. Therefore, the skill of reading a paper is key.
In this homework, you'll practice this reading skill. Your task is simple:
Most input techniques leverage only one channel of input, such as a button press. If humans were able to use multiple channels of input, such as multiple fingers, this might enable new ways to interact with computers more efficiently
By constructing a layer of insulator (such as glass), transparent conductor, and voltage dividers, and rapidly switching between two axes of voltage dividers, one can precisely measure the x and y position of multiple conductive points, such as human fingers.
Submit to Canvas three paragraphs (one for each of your three papers), along with a citation for each paper.
Based on past years, this task task anywhere from 2-5 hours. If it's on the shorter end, it's either because you chose some papers near your expertise or skimmed them. You'll only hit the higher end if you hit some dead ends or have trouble accessing a document. It shouldn't take more than 60 minutes per paper to extract these two pieces of information and summarize them for an audience of your peers.
This homework is worth 5 points: