Date of Defense



Computer Science

First Advisor

Dr. Judy Yaeger

Second Advisor

Paul Bertoldi


The world, or at least I, was all agog when touch screens arrived. My initial contact with touch screens was at a science exhibition in Menara MPPJ, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia in July 1987. That particular exhibit, which encouraged visitors to participate and to experiment with, was a graphic program. Visitors could use their fingers to select the drawing tool or the color they want (which is something like the tools on a MacDraw screen on a Macintosh) and use their fingers to move around the screen to draw anything they want. That added to my fascination with the world of computers and I filed that experiment in my mind's eye for future reference, which in essence was a phenomenon that I would like to get to the bottom of.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Open Access