•to explore a relatively new input technology and to
determine how well a touch surface works
as a combined keyboard input, cursor positioning,
and gesture control device when compared with current input technologies.
•The following questions were explored:
•Is keying input faster and
more comfortable for a MultiTouch surface than for a keyboard?
•Is cursor positioning
faster, more comfortable, and safer for a touch surface than for a touch pad or a mouse?
•Is text editing faster and
more comfortable using MultiTouch gesture commands than using a mouse?