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Ninth IEEE International Symposium on Wearable Computers (ISWC'05) (2005)
Osaka, Japan
Oct. 18, 2005 to Oct. 21, 2005
ISBN: 0-7695-2419-2
pp: 218-219
Jill Coffin , Department of Digital Media and GVU Center Georgia Institute of Technology
ABSTRACT
<p>Design practice in the HCI tradition often focuses on developing requirements from a task-based model of behavior. Touch typing is a complex task involving the translation of language into psychomotor rhythms acting on a spatial topology. An accurate model with appropriate emphases is difficult to construct; however, we may not need to construct the model if we can directly leverage the patterns of language and the innate tendencies of the human typist.</p> <p>This paper describes a design approach that leverages the phenomena of typing to inform the design of one-handed keyboards for wearable use. A reconfigurable keyboard is constructed and used in conjunction with a phrase set representative of the English language in a user study. The study resulted in various keyboard topologies and information about one-handed keyboarding relevant to design.</p>
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J. Coffin, "Leveraging Typing Phenomena to Design One-Handed Wearable Keyboards," Ninth IEEE International Symposium on Wearable Computers (ISWC'05)(ISWC), Osaka, Japan, 2005, pp. 218-219.
doi:10.1109/ISWC.2005.30
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