A Comparative Study of Point-and-Select Devices for Large Screen Interaction

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ConferenceProceedings of the 3rd IEEE International Workshop on Haptic Virtual Environments and their Applications (HAVE 2004), October 2-3, 2004., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
AbstractThis paper presents the results of a user study comparing the performance of point-and-select devices for doing selection tasks on a large screen. The performance of a handheld trackball, both in one-handed and two-handed configurations is compared with a standard mouse as a basis of comparison. The results indicate that the two-handed configuration of the trackball is significant[y faster than the one-handed configuration with 13% reduction of the movement time.Finally, the mouse is significantly faster than the two other interfaces by almost a factor of two, although it is not well suited for collaborative environments with large screens because of the need for a working surface that blocks freehand movements.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Information Technology; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number47424
NPARC number5762647
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