Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Education Technology, Management and Humanities Science

The Empirical Study of Trajectory-based Tasks in Pen+touch Interfaces

Authors
Jibin Yin, Hui Yang, Yang Gao, Bo Zhang
Corresponding Author
Jibin Yin
Available Online March 2015.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/etmhs-15.2015.190How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Trajectory-based task; pen+touch; interface design.
Abstract
Trajectory-based tasks are quite common in pen+touch interfaces. However, there is a lack on empirical knowledge of directly using fingers to perform trajectory-based tasks in the steering law paradigm. In this study we investigate the human ability of using fingers to perform trajectory-based tasks in pen+touch interfaces. A controlled experiment is designed and conducted, involving the DH and NDH manners. The experiment shows that when using fingers to perform steering tasks the minimum width of steering task tunnel is about 60 pixels. When using the dominant (DH) or non-dominant hand (NDH) to conduct steering tasks there is no significant difference between the two manners for the steering time and the error rate. The current work provides the empirical knowledge as basis for future research and design of finger performance applications.
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AU  - Jibin Yin
AU  - Hui Yang
AU  - Yang Gao
AU  - Bo Zhang
PY  - 2015/03
DA  - 2015/03
TI  - The Empirical Study of Trajectory-based Tasks in Pen+touch Interfaces
BT  - 2015 International Conference on Education Technology, Management and Humanities Science (ETMHS 2015)
PB  - Atlantis Press
SP  - 865
EP  - 868
SN  - 2352-5398
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