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Token Chain

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The study Token Chain is an example that allows users to instigate shifting. In this case though the shifting is ‘outward’. The ability to manipulate the cursor at the center of attention is never removed, but instead the consequences of this manipulation are extended; the cursor’s status as the focus of the common ‘point and click’ gesture is shifted through one element to another. As the chain extends, the focus of our attention moves with it. While the entity of the manipulation changes, the specifics of the relationships (input to output) do not. In contrast to the previous study, the experience of use is not unsettling, and in fact is barely noteworthy.