Changed shape of key: An approach to enhance the performance of the soft keyboard

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Abstract

Text entry using a soft keyboard on small mobile devices is difficult, one reason being that there is often an offset when typing. This essay presents a soft keyboard whose key shapes have been changed in order to avoid the problem of offset. An app and a usability test prove that this soft keyboard with a changed shape of the keys can increase words per minute and reduce the error rate. Another finding is that a large space between keys is preferred.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMobileHCI 2014 - Proceedings of the 16th ACM International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages447-452
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781450327718
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Sep 23
Event16th ACM International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, MobileHCI 2014 - Toronto, Canada
Duration: 2014 Sep 232014 Sep 26

Publication series

NameMobileHCI 2014 - Proceedings of the 16th ACM International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services

Other

Other16th ACM International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, MobileHCI 2014
CountryCanada
CityToronto
Period14-09-2314-09-26

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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