Moving target selection in 2D graphical user interfaces

Abir Al Hajri, Sidney Fels, Gregor Miller, Michael Ilich

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Abstract

Target selection is a fundamental aspect of interaction and is particularly challenging when targets are moving. We address this problem by introducing a novel selection technique we call Hold which temporarily pauses the content while selection is in progress to provide a static target. By studying users, we evaluate our method against two others for acquiring moving targets in one and two dimensions with variations in target size and velocity. Results demonstrate that Hold outperforms traditional approaches in 2D for small or fast-moving targets. Additionally, we investigate a new model to describe acquisition of 2D moving targets based on Fitts' Law. We validate our novel 2D model for moving target selection empirically. This model has application in the development of acquisition techniques for moving targets in 2D encountered in domains such as hyperlinked video and video games.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman-Computer Interaction - INTERACT 2011 - 13th IFIP TC 13 International Conference, Proceedings
Pages141-161
Number of pages21
Volume6947 LNCS
EditionPART 2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event13th IFIP TC 13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, INTERACT 2011 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: Sep 5 2011Sep 9 2011

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 2
Volume6947 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other13th IFIP TC 13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, INTERACT 2011
CountryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period9/5/119/9/11

Keywords

  • 1D Selection
  • 2D Selection
  • Fitts' Law
  • Human performance modeling
  • Moving target selection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Al Hajri, A., Fels, S., Miller, G., & Ilich, M. (2011). Moving target selection in 2D graphical user interfaces. In Human-Computer Interaction - INTERACT 2011 - 13th IFIP TC 13 International Conference, Proceedings (PART 2 ed., Vol. 6947 LNCS, pp. 141-161). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 6947 LNCS, No. PART 2). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-23771-3_12