An empirical investigation of the novice experience with soft keyboards

@article{MacKenzie2001AnEI,
  title={An empirical investigation of the novice experience with soft keyboards},
  author={I. Scott MacKenzie and Shawn X. Zhang},
  journal={Behaviour & IT},
  year={2001},
  volume={20},
  pages={411-418}
}
An experiment with 12 participants tested text entry rates on two sizes of soft keyboards with either a Qwerty layout or a layout presenting a randomized letter arrangement after each tap. The randomized layout simulated the novice experience by requiring users to visually scan the layout for each tap to ®nd the intended letter. Rates for the Qwerty layouts were about 20 wpm with no signi®cant diVerence between the large and small size. Rates for both sizes of the randomized layouts were very… CONTINUE READING
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