Experimental Analysis of Mode Switching Techniques in Touch-based User Interfaces

論文URL:http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?doid=3025453.3025865

論文アブストラクト:This paper presents the results of a 36 participant empirical comparison of touch mode-switching. Six techniques are evaluated, spanning current and future techniques: long press, non-dominant hand, two-fingers, hard press, knuckle, and thumb-on-finger. Two poses are controlled for, seated with the tablet on a desk and standing with the tablet held on the forearm. Findings indicate pose has no effect on mode switching time and little effect on error rate; using two-fingers is fastest while long press is much slower; non-preferred hand and thumb-on-finger also rate highly in subjective scores. The experiment protocol is based on Li et al.'s pen mode-switching study, enabling a comparison of touch and pen mode switching. Among the common techniques, the non-dominant hand is faster than pressure with touch, whereas no significant difference had been found for pen. Our work addresses the lack of empirical evidence comparing touch mode-switching techniques and provides guidance to practitioners when choosing techniques and to researchers when designing new mode-switching methods.

日本語のまとめ:

スマートフォンやタブレットなどにタッチ入力を行う際,入力モードの切り替え方法として適している方法の分析を行い,立った状態と座っている状態のどちらであっても二本の指を用いたマルチタッチが適していることを明らかにした.

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