Skip to main content

Carlea Holl-Jensen||cholljen@umd.edu


HCIL-87-09

Ostroff, D., Shneiderman, B. (Sept. 1987)
Selection devices for users of an electronic encyclopedia: an empirical comparison of four possibilities
Information Processing & Management, vol. 24, 6, 665-680.
HCIL-87-09, CS-TR-1910, CAR-TR-321

This study measured the speed, error rates, and subjective evaluation of arrow-jump keys, a jump-mouse, number keys, and a touch screen in an interactive encyclopedia. A summary of previous studies comparing selection devices and strategies is presented to provide the background for this study. We found the touch screen to be the fastest in time, the least accurate, but the overall favorite of the participants. The results are discussed and improvements are suggested accordingly.


CoCo: A Visual Analytics Tool for Comparing Cohorts of Event Sequences Screenshot

CoCo: A Visual Analytics Tool for Comparing Cohorts of Event Sequences
More information

Tech Reports
Video Reports
Annual Symposium

News
Seminars + Events
Calendar
HCIL Seminar Series
Annual Symposium
HCIL Service Grants
Events Archives
Awards
HCIL Conference Travel Award
Job Openings
For the Press
HCIL Overview
Become a Member
Collaborators
Collaborating Groups + People
Academic Visitors
Join our Mailing List
Contact Us
Visit Us
HCIL Store
Give the HCIL a Hand
HCIL T-shirts for Sale
Our Lighter Side
HCIL Memories Page
Faculty/ Staff
Students
Ph.D. Alumni
Past Members
Research Areas
Communities
Design Process
Digital Libraries
Education
Physical Devices
Public Access
Visualization
Research Histories
Faculty Listed by Research
Project Highlights
Project Screenshots
Publications and TRs
Videos
Books
Products
Presentations
Studying HCI
Masters in HCI
PhD in HCI
Visiting Scholars
Class Websites
Sponsor our Research
Sponsor our Annual Symposium
Active Sponsorship
Industrial Visitors