Touchscreen field specification for public access database queries. Let your fingers do the walking

Andrew Sears, Yoram Kochavy, Ben Shneiderman

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Abstract

Database query is becoming a common task in public access systems; touchscreens can provide an appealing interface for such a system. This paper explores three interfaces for constructing queries on alphabetic field values with a touchscreen interface; including a QWERTY keyboard, an Alphabetic keyboard, and a Reduced Input Data Entry (RIDE) interface. The RIDE interface allows field values to be entered with fewer 'keystrokes' (touches) than either keyboard while eliminating certain errors. In one test database, the RIDE interface required 69% fewer keystrokes than either keyboard interface.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationACM Eighteenth Annual Computer Science Conference (CSC90)
PublisherPubl by ACM
Pages1-7
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)0897913485, 9780897913485
DOIs
StatePublished - 1990
EventCooperation 1990 ACM 18th Annual Computer Science Conference Proceedings - Washington, DC, USA
Duration: Feb 20 1990Feb 22 1990

Publication series

NameACM Eighteenth Annual Computer Science Conference (CSC90)

Other

OtherCooperation 1990 ACM 18th Annual Computer Science Conference Proceedings
CityWashington, DC, USA
Period2/20/902/22/90

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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