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From rotary telephones to universal number entry systems

Webster, Julie, Eslambolchilar, Parisa ORCID: and Thimbleby, Harold 2012. From rotary telephones to universal number entry systems. Presented at: 2012 ACM Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, 5-8 September 2012. UbiComp '12 Proceedings of the 2012 ACM Conference on Ubiquitous Computing. ACM Press, pp. 596-597. 10.1145/2370216.2370322

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Although number entry appears to be a trivial task, user errors are still common and could be a result of poorly engineered interaction with the devices. We are challenging the design of universal number entry systems by looking at cases where user errors are frequently made. The telephone is used as a platform to compare input devices for number entry where we can look for speed and accuracy trade-offs between direct and indirect inputs. We will focus on the knob, button, and touchscreen and hope to find guidelines for when each is appropriate to use in a number entry system.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Computer Science & Informatics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Publisher: ACM Press
ISBN: 9781450312240
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2022 07:10

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