Text Entry Systems covers different aspects of text entry systems and offers prospective researchers and developers global guidelines for conducting research on text entry, in terms of design strategy, evaluation methodology, and requirements; a discussion of the history and current state of the art of entry systems; and specific guidelines for designing entry systems for a specific target, depending on devices, modalities, language, and different physical conditions of users.
Text entry has never been so important as it is today. This is in large part due to the phenomenal, relatively recent success of mobile computing, text messaging on mobile phones, and the proliferation of small devices like the Blackberry and Palm Pilot. Compared with the recent past, when text entry was primarily through the standard "qwerty" keyboard, people today use a diverse array of devices with the number and variety of such devices ever increasing. The variety is not just in the devices, but also in the technologies used: entry modalities have become more varied and include speech recognition and synthesis, handwriting recognition, and even eye-tracking using image processing on web-cams. Statistical language modeling has advanced greatly in the past ten years and so therein is potential to facilitate and improve text entry - increasingly, the way people communicate.
- This book covers different aspects of text entry systems and offers prospective researchers and developers
- Global guidelines for conducting research on text entry, in terms of design strategy, evaluation methodology, and requirements
- History and current state of the art of entry systems, including coverage of recent research topics
- Specific guidelines for designing entry systems for a specific target, depending on devices, modalities, language, and different physical conditions of users
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Part 1: Foundations 1. Historical Overview of Consumer Text Entry Technologies 2. Language Models for Text Entry 3. Measures of Text Entry Performance 4. Evaluation of Text Entry Techniques
Part 2: Entry Modalities and Devices 5. Text Entry Using a Small Number of Buttons 6. English Language Handwriting Recognition Interfaces 7. Introduction to Shape Writing 8. Speech-Based Interfaces 9. Text Entry by Gaze: Utilizing Eye Tracking
Part 3: Language Variations 10. Writing System Variation and Text Entry
Part 4: Accessibility, Universality 11. Text Entry in East Asian Languages 12. Text Entry in South and Southeast Asian Scripts 13. Text Entry in Hebrew and Arabic Scripts 14. Text Input for the Elderly and the Young 15. Text Entry When Movement is Impaired 16. Text Entry for People with Visual Impairments
I. Scott MacKenzie is Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at York University, Canada. For the past 25 years, MacKenzie has been an active member of the HCI research community, with over 130 peer-reviewed publications (including more than 30 papers in the ACM SIGCHI conference proceedings). MacKenzie's interests include human performance measurement and modeling, interaction devices and techniques, text entry, mobile computing, accessible computing, touch-based interaction, eye tracking, and experimental methodology.