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Speeding pointing in tiled widgets: understanding the effects of target expansion and misprediction

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Speeding pointing in tiled widgets: understanding the effects of target expansion and misprediction
Target expansion is a pointing facilitation technique where the users target, typically an interface widget, is dynamically enlarged to speed pointing in interfaces. However, with densely packed (tiled) arrangements of widgets, interfaces cannot expand all potential targets; they must, instead, predict the user’s desired target. As a result, mispredictions will occur which may disrupt the pointing task. In this paper, we present a model describing the cost/benefit of expanding multiple targets using the probability distribution of a given predictor. Using our model, we demonstrate how the model can be used to infer the accuracy required by target prediction techniques. The results of this work are another step toward pointing facilitation techniques that allow users to outperform Fitts’ Law in realistic pointing tasks. Author Keywords Pointing, target expansion, Fitts’ Law, tiled widgets, human performance ACM Classification Keywords H5.m. Information interfaces and presentati...
Jaime Ruiz, Edward Lank
Added 17 Mar 2010
Updated 17 Mar 2010
Type Conference
Year 2010
Where IUI
Authors Jaime Ruiz, Edward Lank
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