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Usability guided key-target resizing for soft keyboards

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Usability guided key-target resizing for soft keyboards
Soft keyboards offer touch-capable mobile and tabletop devices many advantages such as multiple language support and space for larger graphical displays. On the other hand, because soft keyboards lack haptic feedback, users often produce more typing errors. In order to make soft keyboards more robust to noisy input, researchers have developed keytarget resizing algorithms, where underlying target areas for keys are dynamically resized based on their probabilities. In this paper, we describe how overly aggressive key-target resizing can sometimes prevent users from typing their desired text, violating basic user expectations about keyboard functionality. We propose an anchored key-target method which aims to provide an input method that is robust to errors while respecting usability principles. In an empirical evaluation, we found that using anchored dynamic key-targets significantly reduce keystroke errors as compared to the state-ofthe-art. Author Keywords source-channel key-target ...
Asela Gunawardana, Tim Paek, Christopher Meek
Added 28 May 2010
Updated 28 May 2010
Type Conference
Year 2010
Where IUI
Authors Asela Gunawardana, Tim Paek, Christopher Meek
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