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Improving inattentive operation of peripheral touch controls

Jansen, M. (2012) Improving inattentive operation of peripheral touch controls.

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Abstract:Although touch screens are increasingly ubiquitous because of their versatility and exibility, they still suffer from some problems that negatively affect their suitability for certain situations. Most notably, touch screens are difficult to operate blindly, without looking at the screen. If we can understand what aspects of touch screens are responsible for which problems, and subsequently find solutions to mitigate those problems, the application area of touch screens can be greatly improved. In this study, we look at the problems of inattentive operation of peripheral touch controls and their solutions, before trying out a novel solution based on adding richer tactile feedback to the touch interface. In an experimental evaluation, a prototype with this feedback resulted in significantly less visual distraction compared to an interface without tactile feedback and was generally preferred by most users.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:54 computer science
Programme:Computer Science BSc (56964)
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