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MacKenzie, I. Scott

Attention Demands in Text Entry Interfaces

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The rationale for a model of text input that includes perceptual and cognitives processes is given. Reducing keystrokes is fine, but if the design imposes an increased perceptual and/or cognitive load on the user (e.g., shifting attention points or perusing a list of candidate words in a word completion system), then a newinterface may not be as efficient as first thought. This argument as well as others underscoring the need to more thoroughly acknowledge and quantifiy attention demans in text entry interface are developed.

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  author =	{MacKenzie, I. Scott},
  title =	{{Attention Demands in Text Entry Interfaces}},
  booktitle =	{Efficient Text Entry},
  pages =	{1--5},
  series =	{Dagstuhl Seminar Proceedings (DagSemProc)},
  ISSN =	{1862-4405},
  year =	{2006},
  volume =	{5382},
  editor =	{Karin Harbusch and Kari-Jouko Raiha and Kumiko Tanaka-Ishii},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-5180},
  doi =		{10.4230/DagSemProc.05382.3},
  annote =	{Keywords: Attention, perceptual and cognitive processes, model human processor}

Keywords: Attention, perceptual and cognitive processes, model human processor
Collection: 05382 - Efficient Text Entry
Issue Date: 2006
Date of publication: 19.04.2006

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