Gestures make apps responsive. It has become normal, the use of the accelerometer to put applications vertically or horizontally is already a standard. However, only something basic has been explored although Microsoft Research is already going deeper.
Microsoft Research shows its responsiveness to tilt
Today, Microsoft Research showcased new technology where applications respond to the tilt angle of a screen (or presumably the hinge angle of a laptop).
The work seems to have been done mostly on the Surface Studio and we see how the drawing boards provide an adaptable work surface. This surface is constantly adjusted according to the inclination.
Each observing posture, whether high, low, or somewhere in between, is ideal for some activities, but not for others. Since what is appropriate also depends on the application and the task, Microsoft Research has explored a number of application-specific transitions between read and write (annotation).
In the Maps app, for example, the screen tilt would change from an isometric view to a top view, while in the drawing app it would change from a pen-optimized workspace to a top view. mouse-optimized workspace.
In the video, Microsoft shows how various research work scenarios can use the discovered display settings. This offers a series of context-appropriate transitions. As well as technical details on the software on how best to realize these concepts.
Microsoft points out that despite everything, this technology can be very interesting. A preliminary user study suggests that deployments should balance the effort required to adjust the tilt. This is more beneficial than a very sharp transition.