Maximising screen-space on mobile computing devices

Brewster, S.A. and Cryer, P.G. (1999) Maximising screen-space on mobile computing devices. In: Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, 15-20 May 1999, pp. 224-225. ISBN 1581131585 (doi:10.1145/632716.632855)



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One major problem with mobile computing devices is lack of screen space. One way to overcome this is to reduce the size of the graphical components on screen and present information in sound. This paper describes a small pilot study to investigate the usability of sonically-enhanced buttons of different sizes. Results showed that sounds improved usability for both standard and small button sizes and that the most sophisticated sounds were the most effective.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Keywords:earcons, mobile computers, non-speech sounds, buttons
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Brewster, Professor Stephen
Authors: Brewster, S.A., and Cryer, P.G.
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Publisher:ACM Press
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 1999 ACM Press
First Published:First published in CHI '99, Human Factors in Computing Systems: the CHI is the Limit: CHI 99 Conference Proceedings
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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