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Using paper mockups for evaluating soft keyboard layouts

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Using paper mockups for evaluating soft keyboard layouts
Two soft keyboard layouts were evaluated for entry speed using paper mockups and hand timing. Twelve participants used a stylus to tap the well-known “quick brown fox” phrase five times on Qwerty and Opti layouts. Entry speeds differed significantly between the layouts: 29.5 wpm for Qwerty and 12.3 wpm for Opti. There was a significant improvement with practice over the five trails, particularly for the Opti layout (62.3%). The improvement was less with the Qwerty layout (35.3%), likely due to participants’ prior experience with the layout. The merits and limitations of the evaluation method are discussed. Keywords Soft keyboards, text entry, evaluation methods, walk-up usability
I. Scott MacKenzie, Janet C. Read
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Type Conference
Year 2007
Where CASCON
Authors I. Scott MacKenzie, Janet C. Read
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