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Title: TipText: Eyes-Free Text Entry on a Fingertip Keyboard
Author(s): Xu, Zheer
Wong, Puichung
Gong, Jun
Wu, Teyen
Nittala, Aditya Shekhar
Bi, Xiaojun
Steimle, Jürgen
Fu, Hongbo
Zhu, Kening
Yang, Xingdong
Editor(s): Guimbretière, François
Bernstein, Michael
Reinecke, Katharina
Language: English
Title: Proceedings of the 32nd Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology
Startpage: 883
Endpage: 899
Publisher/Platform: ACM
Year of Publication: 2019
Title of the Conference: UIST 2019
Place of the conference: New Orleans, LA, USA
Publikation type: Conference Paper
Abstract: In this paper, we propose and investigate a new text entry technique using micro thumb-tip gestures. Our technique features a miniature QWERTY keyboard residing invisibly on the first segment of the user's index finger. Text entry can be carried out using the thumb-tip to tap the tip of the index finger. The keyboard layout was optimized for eyes-free input by utilizing a spatial model reflecting the users' natural spatial awareness of key locations on the index finger. We present our approach of designing and optimizing the keyboard layout through a series of user studies and computer simulated text entry tests over 1,146,484 possibilities in the design space. The outcome is a 2×3 grid with the letters highly confining to the alphabetic and spatial arrangement of QWERTY. Our user evaluation showed that participants achieved an average text entry speed of 11.9 WPM and were able to type as fast as 13.3 WPM towards the end of the experiment.
DOI of the first publication: 10.1145/3332165.3347865
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Link to this record: hdl:20.500.11880/28926
ISBN: 978-1-4503-6816-2
Date of registration: 30-Mar-2020
Faculty: MI - Fakultät für Mathematik und Informatik
Department: MI - Informatik
Professorship: MI - Prof. Dr. Jürgen Steimle
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