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Pub. period:2000-2010
Pub. count:4
Number of co-authors:6



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David J. Ward:2
Alan Blackwell:2
Keith Vertanen:1

 

 

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Alan Blackwell:58
John Paulin Hansen:26
Dan Witzner Hansen:11
 
 
 
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... in an information-rich world, the wealth of information means a dearth of something else: a scarcity of whatever it is that information consumes. What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention, and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among the overabundance of information sources that might consume it.

-- Herbert Simon in "Computers, Communications and the Public Interest," 1971

 
 

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2010
 
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Vertanen, Keith and MacKay, David J. C. (2010): Speech dasher: fast writing using speech and gaze. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2010 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2010. pp. 595-598.

Speech Dasher allows writing using a combination of speech and a zooming interface. Users first speak what they want to write and then they navigate through the space of recognition hypotheses to correct any errors. Speech Dasher's model combines information from a speech recognizer, from the user, and from a letter-based language model. This allows fast writing of anything predicted by the recognizer while also providing seamless fallback to letter-by-letter spelling for words not in the recognizer's predictions. In a formative user study, expert users wrote at 40 (corrected) words per minute.

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Hansen, Dan Witzner, MacKay, David J. C., Hansen, John Paulin and Nielsen, Mads (2004): Eye tracking off the shelf. In: Duchowski, Andrew T. and Vertegaal, Roel (eds.) ETRA 2004 - Proceedings of the Eye Tracking Research and Application Symposium March 22-24, 2004, San Antonio, Texas, USA. p. 58.

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Ward, David J., Blackwell, Alan and MacKay, David J. C. (2002): Dasher: A Gesture-Driven Data Entry Interface for Mobile Computing. In Human-Computer Interaction, 17 (2) pp. 199-228.

Existing devices for communicating information to computers are bulky, slow, or unreliable. Dasher is an interface incorporating language modeling and driven by continuous two-dimensional gestures (e.g., a mouse, a stylus, or eye-tracker). Tests have shown that, after 1 hr of practice, novice users reach a writing speed of about 20 words per minute (wpm) while taking dictation. Experienced users achieve writing speeds of about 34 wpm, compared with typical 10-finger keyboard typing of 40 to 60 wpm. Although the interface is slower than a conventional keyboard, it is simple to use and could be used on personal data assistants and by motion-impaired computer users. Dasher can readily be used to enter text from any alphabet.

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Ward, David J., Blackwell, Alan and MacKay, David J. C. (2000): Dasher -- A Data Entry Interface Using Continuous Gestures and Language Models. In: Ackerman, Mark S. and Edwards, Keith (eds.) Proceedings of the 13th annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology November 06 - 08, 2000, San Diego, California, United States. pp. 129-137.

 
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Publication statistics

Pub. period:2000-2010
Pub. count:4
Number of co-authors:6



Co-authors

Number of publications with 3 favourite co-authors:

David J. Ward:2
Alan Blackwell:2
Keith Vertanen:1

 

 

Productive colleagues

David J. C. MacKay's 3 most productive colleagues in number of publications:

Alan Blackwell:58
John Paulin Hansen:26
Dan Witzner Hansen:11
 
 
 
Jul 22

... in an information-rich world, the wealth of information means a dearth of something else: a scarcity of whatever it is that information consumes. What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention, and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among the overabundance of information sources that might consume it.

-- Herbert Simon in "Computers, Communications and the Public Interest," 1971

 
 

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by Janaki Mythily Kumar and Mario Herger

 
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Whitworth and Ahmad 2013: The Social Design of Technical Systems: Building technologies for communities...
by Brian Whitworth and Adnan Ahmad

 
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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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