Text entry of physical and virtual keyboards on tablets and the user perception

Patrick Armstrong, Brett Wilkinson

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    Abstract

    We examined the text entry speed on a tablet for users using physical and software keyboards; a Bluetooth keyboard, a default software keyboard and a gesture based keyboard. We compared these to a laptop and measured adjusted words per minute and error rate. User perceptions were gathered to see if there was a noticeable difference between text entry speeds and how users viewed each keyboard's accuracy, frustration and ease of use. We found was that while there was a difference in entry speed between virtual and physical keyboards, there was no difference in speed between physical keyboards or between software keyboards. There was limited error difference between all keyboards. However despite the Bluetooth keyboard being closest to the laptop in results, user preference was greater for the gesture keyboard.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages401-405
    Number of pages5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 29 Nov 2016
    EventAustralian Conference on Computer-Human Interaction, OzCHI2016 -
    Duration: 29 Nov 2016 → …

    Conference

    ConferenceAustralian Conference on Computer-Human Interaction, OzCHI2016
    Period29/11/16 → …

    Keywords

    • Keyboards
    • Mobile
    • Text entry

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