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Steering Law in an Environment of Spatially Coupled Style with Matters of Pointer Size and Trajectory Width

  • Satoshi Naito
  • Yoshifumi Kitamura
  • Fumio Kishino
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3101)

Abstract

Steering law is an excellent performance model for trajectory-based tasks in GUIs. However, since the original law was proposed, it has been examined only in a graphical environment of spatially decoupled style. Moreover, pointer size has been limited to a small one, and the trajectory width of the trajectory has also been limited to a certain size. To solve this problem, in this paper we discuss the extension of the original steering law in order to apply the law to a wider range of environments. We prove the steering law in an environment of spatially coupled style. We explore three conditions of the pointer and trajectory: a sufficiently small pointer and a trajectory of certain width; a pointer of certain size and a narrow trajectory, and, a pointer of certain size and a trajectory of certain width. The experimental results show that the steering law is valid in an environment of spatially coupled style.

Keywords

Movement Time Linear Trajectory Circular Trajectory Small Pointer Graphical Environment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Satoshi Naito
    • 1
  • Yoshifumi Kitamura
    • 1
  • Fumio Kishino
    • 1
  1. 1.Graduate School of Information Science and TechnologyOsaka UniversitySuita-shi, OsakaJapan

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