Presentation 2004/5/21
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Abstract(in English) This paper describes an optimum design of input interface for electronic book viewers used by people with motor disabilities. The viewers presently available, however, have several defects, such as time-consuming operations and the difficulty in the pointer positioning. In an attempt to eliminate these, we experimentally obtained a minimum requirement in operation functions, and then proposed two different selection-board designs, such as a single board and a hierarchically structured board, using the essential operation functions obtained in the preliminary experiment. Comparing the two selection-boards and a conventional menu-bar interface with respect to the number of operations and that of erroneous operations, we obtained the following remarkable results: 1) the menu-bar interface was inferior compared with other designs;2) the single board was easy to use in every respect; and 3) the hierarchically structured board was superior in repeated operations and those within the same hierarchy. These suggested that the hierarchically structured board and single board were suitable for operations in reading and screen setting, respectively.
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Keyword(in English) electronic book viewer / people with motor disabilities / operationality / assistive technology / universal design
Paper # PRMU2004-13,MI2004-13,WIT2004-13
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Conference Date 2004/5/21(1days)
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Keyword(1) electronic book viewer
Keyword(2) people with motor disabilities
Keyword(3) operationality
Keyword(4) assistive technology
Keyword(5) universal design
1st Author's Name Tomomi HIRANO
1st Author's Affiliation Graduate school of Science and Technology, Niigata University()
2nd Author's Name Toyohiko HAYASHI
2nd Author's Affiliation Graduate school of Science and Technology, Niigata University : Department of Biocybernetics, Faculty of Engineering, Niigata University
3rd Author's Name Yasuo NAKAMURA
3rd Author's Affiliation Department of Biocybernetics, Faculty of Engineering, Niigata University
4th Author's Name Naoki TONDOKORO
4th Author's Affiliation Center for Independent Living in Niigata
Date 2004/5/21
Paper # PRMU2004-13,MI2004-13,WIT2004-13
Volume (vol) vol.104
Number (no) 93
Page pp.pp.-
#Pages 6
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