From Letters to Words: Efficient Stroke-Based Word Completion for Trackball Text EntryBy Wobbrock, Jacob O.; Myers, Brad A.; ASSETS 2006 - The Eighth International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility,
Publication Date: 2006
Article presents a stroke-based word completion technique for use with the Trackball EdgeWrite text entry method, which had been constrained to character-level entry. Unlike most word-completion designs, which require users to select words from a list, this technique allows users to select words by performing a fluid crossing gesture. The result is a faster and less tedious method of trackball text entry for people who already use trackballs but cannot touch-type on a physical keyboard. Results from a study with an individual with spinal cord injury showed that stroke-based word completion provided a 46.5 percent increase in speed, a 36.7 percent decrease in errors, and a 43.9 percent reduction in strokes, compared to the subject's peak performance with the character level Trackball EdgeWrite.
Published by: Association for Computing Machinery (Website:http://www.acm.org)
SIGACCESS (ACM Special Interest Group on Accessible Computing) (Web Site: http://www.sigaccess.org )
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