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University of Montana

1. Oehmichen, Kim Joachim. THE EFFECT OF ORIENTATION-NEUTRAL CURSORS ON MOVEMENT TIME, POSITIONING PERFORMANCE, AND STIMULUS-RESPONSE (S-R) COMPATIBILITY.

Degree: MS, 2007, University of Montana

Very little research exists on the topic of computer cursor design and utilization. Since this is an important area in successful and efficient user interaction with graphical user interfaces, additional study is necessary. To investigate the impact of cursors with no implicit directional cues (orientation-neutral cursors) on movement time, positioning performance, and stimulus-response compatibility, six experiments were designed. In these experiments, six orientation-neutral cursors were compared against each other as well as against four directional cursors. Twelve participants with advanced computer skills between the ages of 18 and 30, right-handed, and normal or corrected-to-normal eyesight participated in the experiments, which were conducted in a tightly controlled environment. The study contained six different experiments, each designed to evaluate and analyze a set of cursor types. Each experiment consisted of nine targets, eight arranged on an imaginary circle surrounding a central target. Participants were instructed to point-and-click alternating between the center target and highlighted targets on the outer circle with emphasis on speed (movement time) and accuracy (positioning performance). All experiments measured two dependent variables, movement time and positioning performance. Statistical analysis tests revealed a correlation for some cursor types between the two dependent variables, while changing target shapes indicated no statistical significance on the overall results. Slower movement times resulted in more precise positioning performances (greater degree of accuracy) and vice versa. This study concludes that there is no one cursor of those tested that performed best for anyone. Moreover, this study did not provide the same results in the replication of the mouse-input-portion of Po et al. (2005). The results of this study provide material upon which further studies could expand.

Subjects/Keywords: cursors; mice; mouse; orientation-neutral cursors; stimulus-response compatibility

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APA (6th Edition):

Oehmichen, K. J. (2007). THE EFFECT OF ORIENTATION-NEUTRAL CURSORS ON MOVEMENT TIME, POSITIONING PERFORMANCE, AND STIMULUS-RESPONSE (S-R) COMPATIBILITY. (Masters Thesis). University of Montana. Retrieved from https://scholarworks.umt.edu/etd/990

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Oehmichen, Kim Joachim. “THE EFFECT OF ORIENTATION-NEUTRAL CURSORS ON MOVEMENT TIME, POSITIONING PERFORMANCE, AND STIMULUS-RESPONSE (S-R) COMPATIBILITY.” 2007. Masters Thesis, University of Montana. Accessed April 17, 2021. https://scholarworks.umt.edu/etd/990.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Oehmichen, Kim Joachim. “THE EFFECT OF ORIENTATION-NEUTRAL CURSORS ON MOVEMENT TIME, POSITIONING PERFORMANCE, AND STIMULUS-RESPONSE (S-R) COMPATIBILITY.” 2007. Web. 17 Apr 2021.

Vancouver:

Oehmichen KJ. THE EFFECT OF ORIENTATION-NEUTRAL CURSORS ON MOVEMENT TIME, POSITIONING PERFORMANCE, AND STIMULUS-RESPONSE (S-R) COMPATIBILITY. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. University of Montana; 2007. [cited 2021 Apr 17]. Available from: https://scholarworks.umt.edu/etd/990.

Council of Science Editors:

Oehmichen KJ. THE EFFECT OF ORIENTATION-NEUTRAL CURSORS ON MOVEMENT TIME, POSITIONING PERFORMANCE, AND STIMULUS-RESPONSE (S-R) COMPATIBILITY. [Masters Thesis]. University of Montana; 2007. Available from: https://scholarworks.umt.edu/etd/990


University of Canterbury

2. Gin, A. Faster cascading menu selections with enlarged activation areas.

Degree: Computer Science and Software Engineering., 2006, University of Canterbury

Cascading menus are used in almost all graphical user interfaces. Most current cascade widgets implement an explicit delay between the cursor entering/leaving a parent cascade menu item and posting/unposting the associated menu. The delay allows users to make small steering errors while dragging across items, and it allows optimal diagonal paths from parent to cascade items. However, the delay slows the pace of interaction for users who wait for the delay to expire, and it demands jerky discrete movements for experts who wish to pre-empt the delay by clicking. This paper describes Enlarged activation area MenUs (EMUs), which have two features: first, they increase the area of the parent menu associated with each cascade; second, they eliminate the posting and unposting delay. An evaluation shows that EMUs allow cascade items to be selected up to 29% faster than traditional menus, without harming top-level item selection times. They also have a positive smoothing effect on menu selections, allowing continuous sweeping selections in contrast to discrete movements that are punctuated with clicks.

Subjects/Keywords: Hierarchical menus; Cascades; Target acquisition; Target adaptation; Bubble cursors; Fields of Research::280000 Information, Computing and Communication Sciences::280300 Computer Software::280399 Computer software not elsewhere classified

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APA (6th Edition):

Gin, A. (2006). Faster cascading menu selections with enlarged activation areas. (Thesis). University of Canterbury. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10092/171

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Gin, A. “Faster cascading menu selections with enlarged activation areas.” 2006. Thesis, University of Canterbury. Accessed April 17, 2021. http://hdl.handle.net/10092/171.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Gin, A. “Faster cascading menu selections with enlarged activation areas.” 2006. Web. 17 Apr 2021.

Vancouver:

Gin A. Faster cascading menu selections with enlarged activation areas. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of Canterbury; 2006. [cited 2021 Apr 17]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10092/171.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Gin A. Faster cascading menu selections with enlarged activation areas. [Thesis]. University of Canterbury; 2006. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10092/171

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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