Mobile note taking:investigating the efficacy of mobile text entry

Lumsden, Joanna and Gammell, Andrew (2004). Mobile note taking:investigating the efficacy of mobile text entry. IN: UNSPECIFIED Brewster, Stephen and Dunlop, Mark (eds) Lecture notes in computer science . Berlin (DE): Springer.


When designing interaction techniques for mobile devices we must ensure users are able to safely navigate through their physical environment while interacting with their mobile device. Non-speech audio has proven effective at improving interaction on mobile devices by allowing users to maintain visual focus on environmental navigation while presenting information to them via their audio channel. The research described here builds on this to create an audio-enhanced single-stroke-based text entry facility that demands as little visual resource as possible. An evaluation of the system demonstrated that users were more aware of their errors when dynamically guided by audio-feedback. The study also highlighted the effect of handwriting style and mobility on text entry; designers of handwriting recognizers and of applications involving mobile note taking can use this fundamental knowledge to further develop their systems to better support the mobility of mobile text entry.

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Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Computer science
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Computer science research group
Event Title: 6th international symposium, MobileHCI
Event Type: Other
Event Dates: 2004-09-13 - 2004-09-16
Full Text Link: http://link.spr ... -540-28637-0_14
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Published Date: 2004
Authors: Lumsden, Joanna ( 0000-0002-8637-7647)
Gammell, Andrew

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