PEBL Technical Report 2013-01

PEBL Technical Report #2013-01
The effects of Attentional Cuing and Input Methods on Reaction Time in Human Computer Interaction
Authors
 Bradley Nelson


Abstract
Some computer systems require immediate attention or input from the
user. To address this, there has been a great deal of effort put into
improving the design of computer interfaces. In this paper, I examine
the use of attentional cuing in computer systems through two
experiments that tested reaction time to a cued target in a 3 by 3 grid,
using three different interaction modalities (mouse, touch screen, and
keyboard). We found that a visual cue in the same location as the
target elicited faster reaction times than all other tested conditions
across input modalities. This research can potentially be applied to
more complex user interfaces to improve the human-computer
system.

How to cite:
Nelson, B. (2013). The Effects of Attentional Cuing and Input Methods on Reaction Time in Human Computer Interaction. PEBL Technical Report Series [On-line] #2013-01. Co-published in the Journal of Midwest Undergraduate Research, 1, e201310. Retrieved from http://sites.google.com/site/pebltechnicalreports/home/pebl-technical-report-2013-01.

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Shane Mueller,
Sep 2, 2013, 8:17 AM
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