GestureDB: Querying Without Keyboards

Abstract

Computing devices that use non-traditional methods to interact with data are becoming more popular than those that use keyboard-based interaction. Applications and query interfaces for such devices pose a fundamentally different set of workloads on the underlying databases. We characterize these differences and show how today's query representation and evaluation techniques are not well-suited to these new non-keyboard interaction modalities.

  • Arnab Nandi: Querying Without Keyboards: CIDR 2013 [pdf] [cite] (Vision Track, Best Paper Award)
  • Arnab Nandi, Michael Mandel: The Interactive Join: Recognizing Gestures for Database Queries: CHI 2013 (Works-In-Progress) [pdf]
  • Arnab Nandi: GQL: A Gestural Query Language: [pdf]

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