Display sizes of smartphones have increased enormously in the past years. Statista estimates that in 2019 around 75% of all smartphone unit shipments will include a 5.5“ screen or larger1. This leads us to a servere reachability problem when it comes to one-handed interaction with smartphones as most elements on the screen are far out of the thumb‘s reach.
TAXY is a feature offering a solution to this problem. Once activated by a flick gesture, TAXY generates a new virtual cursor, determined by the user’s thumb position and the current values of the accelerometer. Distant elements can easily be reached and moved - even on a large screen.
Touch interaction Thumb reachability Smartphone