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Ritchie Argue

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Inkpen, Kori, Dearman, David, Argue, Ritchie, Comeau, Marc, Fu, Ching-Lung, Kolli, Sekhar, Moses, Jeremy, Pilon, Nick and Wallace, James (2006): Left-Handed Scrolling for Pen-Based Devices. In International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, 21 (1) pp. 91-108.

The effectiveness of interaction with mobile devices can be impacted by handedness; however, support for handedness in the interface is rarely provided. The goal of this article is to demonstrate that handedness is a significant interface consideration that should not be overlooked. Four studies were conducted to explore left-handed user interaction with right- or left-aligned scrollbars on personal digital assistants. Analysis of the data shows that left-handed users are able to select targets significantly faster using a left-aligned scrollbar when compared to a right-aligned scrollbar. User feedback also indicated that a left-aligned scrollbar was preferred by left-handed users and provided more natural interaction.

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Reilly, Derek F., Rodgers, Malcolm E., Argue, Ritchie, Nunes, Mike and Inkpen, Kori (2006): Marked-up maps: combining paper maps and electronic information resources. In Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 10 (4) pp. 215-226.

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Booth, Kellogg S., Fisher, Brian D., Lin, Chi Jui Raymond and Argue, Ritchie (2002): The "mighty mouse" multi-screen collaboration tool. In: Beaudouin-Lafon, Michel (ed.) Proceedings of the 15th annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology October 27-30, 2002, Paris, France. pp. 209-212.

Many computer operating systems provide seamless support for multiple display screens, but there are few cross-platform tools for collaborative use of multiple computers in a shared display environment. Mighty Mouse is a novel groupware tool built on the public domain VNC protocol. It is tailored specifically for face-to-face collaboration where multiple heterogeneous computers (usually laptops) are viewed simultaneously (usually via projectors) by people working together on a variety of applications under various operating systems. Mighty Mouse uses only the remote input capability of VNC, but enhances this with various features to support flexible movement between the various platforms, "floor control" to facilitate smooth collaboration, and customization features to accommodate different user, platform, and application preferences in a relatively seamless manner. The design rationale arises from specific observations about how people collaborate in meetings, which allows certain simplifying assumptions to be made in the implementation.

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There is an old English folk saying that goes, "If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen." I have a different approach: Do something about the heat. The folk saying would have us accept the poor designs of the world. Why? After all, if people were responsible for the "heat" in the first place, then people should be able to do something about it. Is the kitchen too hot? Redesign it.

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