Patterns of Multimodal Input Usage in Non-Visual Information Navigation

  title={Patterns of Multimodal Input Usage in Non-Visual Information Navigation},
  author={Xiaoyu Chen and Marilyn Tremaine},
  journal={Proceedings of the 39th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS'06)},
Multimodal input is known to be advantageous for graphical user interfaces, but its benefits for non-visual interaction are unknown. To explore this issue, an exploratory study was conducted with fourteen sighted subjects on a system that allows speech input and hand input on a touchpad. Findings include: (1) Users chose between these two input modalities based on the types of operations undertaken. Navigation operations were done primarily with touchpad input, while non-navigation instructions… CONTINUE READING

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