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Mobile Note Taking: Investigating the Efficacy of Mobile Text Entry

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Mobile Human-Computer Interaction - MobileHCI 2004 (Mobile HCI 2004)

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When designing interaction techniques for mobile devices we must ensure users are able to safely navigate through their physical environment while interacting with their mobile device. Non-speech audio has proven effective at improving interaction on mobile devices by allowing users to maintain visual focus on environmental navigation while presenting information to them via their audio channel. The research described here builds on this to create an audio-enhanced single-stroke-based text entry facility that demands as little visual resource as possible. An evaluation of the system demonstrated that users were more aware of their errors when dynamically guided by audio-feedback. The study also highlighted the effect of handwriting style and mobility on text entry; designers of handwriting recognizers and of applications involving mobile note taking can use this fundamental knowledge to further develop their systems to better support the mobility of mobile text entry.

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Lumsden, J., Gammell, A. (2004). Mobile Note Taking: Investigating the Efficacy of Mobile Text Entry. In: Brewster, S., Dunlop, M. (eds) Mobile Human-Computer Interaction - MobileHCI 2004. Mobile HCI 2004. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 3160. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-28637-0_14

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