Pressure-based menu selection for mobile devices

Wilson, G., Stewart, C. and Brewster, S. A. (2010) Pressure-based menu selection for mobile devices. In: 12th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, MobileHCI '10, Lisbon, Portugal, 7-10 Sep 2010, pp. 181-190. (doi: 10.1145/1851600.1851631)

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Despite many successes in desktop applications, little work has looked at the use of pressure input on mobile devices and the different issues associated with mobile interactions e.g. non-visual feedback. This study examined pressure input on a mobile device using a single Force Sensing Resistor (FSR) with linearised output as a means of target selection within a menu, where target menu items varied in size and location along the z-axis. Comparing visual and audio feedback, results showed that, overall, eyes-free pressure interaction reached a mean level of 74% accuracy. With visual feedback mean accuracy reached 85%. Participants could accurately distinguish up to 10 pressure levels when given adequate feedback indicating a high level of control.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Additional Information:ISBN: 9781605588353
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Stewart, Mr Craig and Brewster, Professor Stephen and Wilson, Dr Graham
Authors: Wilson, G., Stewart, C., and Brewster, S. A.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science

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