To click or not to click: A comparison of two target-selection methods for HCI
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Bohan, M., & Chaparro, A. (1997). To click or not to click: A comparison of two target-selection methods for HCI. Proceedings of the CHI 98 Conference, 219-220.
This paper reports a preliminary investigation of different methods for target selection on a computer screen using a mouse. Specifically, an experiment compared the standard point-and-click method to a mouse-over method, whereby the target was automatically selected after the cursor and target were superpositioned for 200 ms. Results indicated that the mouse-over method resulted in a significant reduction in target-acquisition time across a range of target widths. The implication of these findings to task optimization are then considered.
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