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Opening new possibilities of Wordle leveraging natural interaction and animation

Jaemin Jo, Bongshin Lee, and Jinwook Seo / 2015



  • Jaemin Jo, Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
  • Bongshin Lee, Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA, USA
  • Jinwook Seo, Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea


In this paper, we open new possibilities of Wordle, a popular visualization technique. We present an interactive authoring tool called WordlePlus, which leverages natural interaction and animation. WordlePlus supports direct manipulation on words with pen and touch interaction, enabling more flexible wordle creation. It introduces new two-word multi-touch manipulation, such as concatenating and grouping two words, and provides pen interaction for adding and deleting a word. In addition, WordlePlus employs animation to amplify the strength of Wordle, allowing people to create more dynamic and engaging wordles. We also discuss challenges and future work in supporting kinetic manipulation and integrated interaction for pen- and touch-enabled tablets.


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