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11th International Conference Information Visualization (IV '07)
Dynamic Text Filtering for Improving the Usability of Alphasliders on Small Screens
Zurich, Switzerland
July 04-July 06
ISBN: 0-7695-2900-3
Thorsten Buring, University of Konstanz
Jens Gerken, University of Konstanz
Harald Reiterer, University of Konstanz
Previous research has shown that Alphasliders are an effective tool for searching an alphabetically sorted list when only limited screen space is available for the graphical user interface. To improve user satisfaction, we propose equipping the widget with a novel text filter to dynamically limit the slider range. In this way, users are supported in locating target items and in identifying records that are missing. The results of a comparative user evaluation run on a Personal Digital Assistant showed that 8 out of 12 participants preferred the filter widget to the classic interface. We further suggest an enhanced Alphaslider design to speed up user interaction.
Citation:
Thorsten Buring, Jens Gerken, Harald Reiterer, "Dynamic Text Filtering for Improving the Usability of Alphasliders on Small Screens," iv, pp.145-149, 11th International Conference Information Visualization (IV '07), 2007
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