Game Controller Text Entry with Alphabetic and Multi-Tap Selection Keyboards


In this paper we present a longitudinal study comparing an alphabetical selection keyboard to a multi-tap selection keyboard using a game controller as input device. Our experiment showed the alphabetic selection keyboard to be faster for novice (7.72 wpm vs. 6.34 wpm) and expert users (11.87 wpm vs. 9.64 wpm). The multi-tap selection keyboard was more error prone than the alphabetic selection keyboard. Qualitative results showed that over time the alphabetic selection keyboard was preferred by the users.

Talk: ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2007), San Jose, California, USA; 04-28-2007 - 05-03-2007; in: “Extended Abstracts of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems”, ACM Press, (2007), ISBN: 978-1-59593-642-4; 2513 - 2518
Thomas Grechenig
Thomas Grechenig
Ao.Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.