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Touch&Type: a novel pointing device for notebook computers

W Fallot-Burghardt ; Morten Fjeld (Extern ; Institutionen för data- och informationsteknik, Datavetenskap, Interaction Design Collegium (Chalmers)) ; C Speirs ; S Ziegenspeck ; H Krueger ; T Läubli
Proceedings of the 4th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer interaction: Changing Roles (Oslo, Norway, October 14 - 18, 2006). NordiCHI '06, ACM Press Vol. 189 (2006), 1, p. 465-468.
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The widespread use of the mouse as an input device for notebook computers indicates that many users are reluctant to use alternative built-in pointing devices. We present a novel input method called Touch&Type™ which is meant to overcome some of the drawbacks encountered with conventional built-it pointing devices. Touch&Type™ combines a conventional keyboard with an extended touch pad whereby the touch pad’s sensitive area is formed by the surface of the keys themselves and thus can be made as large as the whole key area. A comparative study of pointing operation is presented with a Touch&Type™ prototype in comparison with the mouse and the conventional touch pad. While the mouse outperformed its two counterparts, Touch&Type™ was found to be superior to the conventional touch pad (after a short learning period) with a confidence level of 73%. The study investigated pointing operation only, not taking homing time into account.

Nyckelord: Touch&Type™, notebook computer, input device, Input and interaction technologies, empirical methods,

Denna post skapades 2006-12-18. Senast ändrad 2015-02-26.
CPL Pubid: 24427


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Institutionen för data- och informationsteknik, Datavetenskap, Interaction Design Collegium (Chalmers) (2005-2007)



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