More Than Speed? an Empirical Study of Touchscreens and Body Awareness on an Object Manipulation Task
Touchscreen interfaces do more than allow users to execute speedy interactions. Three interfaces (touchscreen, mouse-drag, on-screen button) were used in the service of performing an object manipulation task. Results showed that planning time was shortest with touch screens, that touchscreens allowed high action knowledge users to perform the task more efficiently, and that only with touchscreens was the ability to rotate the object the same across all axes of rotation. The concept of closeness is introduced to explain the potential advantages of touchscreen interfaces.
Hippler, R. K., Klopfer, D. S., Leventhal, L. M., Poor, G. M., Klein, B., & Jaffee, S. D. (2011). More Than Speed? an Empirical Study of Touchscreens and Body Awareness on an Object Manipulation Task. Human-Computer Interaction. Interaction Techniques and Environments, 6762, pp. 33-42.
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Cube Comparison Task; Empirical Studies; Object Manipulation; Planning Time; Reality Based Interface Model; Touch Screen; Virtual Environments; Interfaces (Computer); Knowledge Management; Mammals; Rotation; Virtual Reality; Human Computer Interaction; Mental Rotation in Virtual Environments
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