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Sarah A. Douglas:4

 

 

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Anant Kartik Mithal

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Douglas, Sarah A. and Mithal, Anant Kartik (1997): The Ergonomics of Computer Pointing Devices. Springer-Verlag

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Mithal, Anant Kartik and Douglas, Sarah A. (1996): Differences in Movement Microstructure of the Mouse and the Finger-Controlled Isometric Joystick. In: Tauber, Michael J., Bellotti, Victoria, Jeffries, Robin, Mackinlay, Jock D. and Nielsen, Jakob (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 96 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference April 14-18, 1996, Vancouver, Canada. pp. 300-307.

This paper describes a study comparing the movement characteristics of the mouse and the velocity-control isometric joystick. These characteristics are called the microstructure of movement. The comparison found random variations in the velocity of the isometric joystick that make it hard to control. The study shows that the microstructure of movement can explain differences in performance among devices.

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1994
 
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Douglas, Sarah A. and Mithal, Anant Kartik (1994): The Effect of Reducing Homing Time on the Speed of a Finger-Controlled Isometric Pointing Device. In: Adelson, Beth, Dumais, Susan and Olson, Judith S. (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 94 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference April 24-28, 1994, Boston, Massachusetts. pp. 411-416.

This paper describes a study of a new pointing device. Subjects' performance with two pointing devices was compared in two tasks. One task required pointing, the other both pointing and typing. One group used the standard keyboard and mouse combination. The other used a keyboard with a joystick under the 'J' key. The mouse was faster for both tasks despite the reduction in homing time shown by the joystick and keyboard combination. The experiment shows that the mouse is the faster pointing device, and that a finger controlled device complies with Fitts' law. In addition, we show that efforts to design faster pointing devices should focus on increasing the Fitts' Law Index of Performance rather than reducing the homing time.

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Douglas, Sarah A. and Mithal, Anant Kartik (1994): The Effect of Reducing Homing Time on the Speed of a Finger-Controlled Isometric Pointing Device. In: Proceedings of Human Factors in Computing Systems, ACM SIGCHI 1994. pp. 411-416.

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Fitts's Law: [/encyclopedia/fitts_law.html]


 
 
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Publication statistics

Pub. period:1994-1997
Pub. count:4
Number of co-authors:1



Co-authors

Number of publications with 3 favourite co-authors:

Sarah A. Douglas:4

 

 

Productive colleagues

Anant Kartik Mithal's 3 most productive colleagues in number of publications:

Sarah A. Douglas:23
 
 
 
Jul 28

A user will find any interface design intuitive...with enough practice.

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Whitworth and Ahmad 2013: The Social Design of Technical Systems: Building technologies for communities...
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Soegaard and Dam 2013: The Encyclopedia of Human-Computer Interaction, 2nd Ed....
by Mads Soegaard and Rikke Friis Dam

 
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