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Keyboard Performance: iPad versus Netbook

B. Chaparro, B. Nguyen, M. Phan, A. Smith, & J. Teves Summary. This study evaluated performance and subjective perceptions of three keyboard styles: the iPad soft keyboard (in both landscape and portrait orientation), as well as a Acer netbook keyboard.

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Comparing Data Input Methods on Handheld Computers

By Gina M. Copas & Lynn Elder Summary: Three data entry methods (external keyboard, internal keyboard, or Graffiti2TM ) were compared in terms of speed, accuracy and satisfaction. Results indicate that data entry was fastest on the external keyboard and

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The Effects of Perceptual Grouping on Text Entry Performance

By Christopher J. Hamblin, Michael Bohan, & Alex Chaparro Summary: One of the primary challenges confronting designers of mobile computing devices is the issue of efficient text entry. One potential solution is to group multiple letters onto single keys, similar

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Evaluating the CombiMouse: A New Input Device for Personal Computers

Jeremy Slocum, Shelby Thompson, Barbara Chaparro, and Michael Bohan Summary: The CombiMouseTMis a new input device for personal computers that combines the functionality of a keyboard and a mouse into one device. Preliminary results of first-time usage indicate the device

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