New input schemes for new devices
Canare, Dominic. 2017. New input schemes for new devices--In Proceedings: 13th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects. Wichita, KS: Wichita State University, p.24
Novel input devices can potentially increase the bandwidth between users and their devices.Traditional desktop computing uses windows, icons, menus, and pointers-an interface schemebuilt for the computer mouse and very effective for pointing-and-clicking. Alternative devices provide a variety of interactions including touch-free, gesture-based input and gaze-tracking to sense the location of the user's on-screen gaze location. A previous study demonstrates that such input channels are not well-suited to a point-and-click interface alone. This study evaluates new schemes designed for these devices, including multi-modal input schemes. These experimental schemes perform worse than mouse-based input for a picture sorting task, and motion-based gesture control creates more errors. Only gaze-based input without gestures did not create more workload across all workload factors when compared to traditional mouse-based input.
Presented to the 13th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects (GRASP) held at the Rhatigan Student Center, Wichita State University, April 28, 2017.
Research completed in the Department of Psychology, Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences