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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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Examining First-Time Usage of the RollerMouse

By Michael Bohan, Jeremy Slocum, A. Dawn Shaikh, & Barbara Chaparro Intensive mouse use has been associated with increased risk of upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders (see Fagarasanu & Kumar, 2003 for a review). On this basis, alternative pointing devices (e.g.,

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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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Can Expanding Targets Make Object Selection Easier for Older Adults?

By Michael Bohan & Deborah Scarlett Given the proliferation of computers and rapidly aging demographic trends, there is a critical need for user interface designs that accommodate older adults. It is known that many adults in this age group experience

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Two Years and Six Hand-held Devices Later: What I Have Learned

By Michael Bohan Lets face it, mobile computing is hot. Nowhere was this more evident than during this years PC Expo, where for the first time it looks as if desktop PC’s took a back seat to the latest mobile

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