The Effect of Visual Appearance on the Performance of Continuous Sliders and Visual Analogue Scales

@article{Matejka2016TheEO,
  title={The Effect of Visual Appearance on the Performance of Continuous Sliders and Visual Analogue Scales},
  author={Justin Matejka and Michael Glueck and Tovi Grossman and George W. Fitzmaurice},
  journal={Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems},
  year={2016}
}
Sliders and Visual Analogue Scales (VASs) are input mechanisms which allow users to specify a value within a predefined range. At a minimum, sliders and VASs typically consist of a line with the extreme values labeled. Additional decorations such as labels and tick marks can be added to give information about the gradations along the scale and allow for more precise and repeatable selections. There is a rich history of research about the effect of labelling in discrete scales (i.e., Likert… 
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