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
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990
EventCooperation 1990 ACM 18th Annual Computer Science Conference Proceedings - Washington, DC, USA
Duration: Feb 20 1990Feb 22 1990

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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

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Touch screens
Data acquisition
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  • Engineering(all)

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Sears, A., Kochavy, Y., & Shneiderman, B. (1990). Touchscreen field specification for public access database queries. Let your fingers do the walking. In ACM Eighteenth Annual Computer Science Conference (CSC90) (pp. 1-7). (ACM Eighteenth Annual Computer Science Conference (CSC90)). Publ by ACM.
Sears, Andrew ; Kochavy, Yoram ; Shneiderman, Ben. / Touchscreen field specification for public access database queries. Let your fingers do the walking. ACM Eighteenth Annual Computer Science Conference (CSC90). Publ by ACM, 1990. pp. 1-7 (ACM Eighteenth Annual Computer Science Conference (CSC90)).
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Sears, A, Kochavy, Y & Shneiderman, B 1990, Touchscreen field specification for public access database queries. Let your fingers do the walking. in ACM Eighteenth Annual Computer Science Conference (CSC90). ACM Eighteenth Annual Computer Science Conference (CSC90), Publ by ACM, pp. 1-7, Cooperation 1990 ACM 18th Annual Computer Science Conference Proceedings, Washington, DC, USA, 2/20/90.

Touchscreen field specification for public access database queries. Let your fingers do the walking. / Sears, Andrew; Kochavy, Yoram; Shneiderman, Ben.

ACM Eighteenth Annual Computer Science Conference (CSC90). Publ by ACM, 1990. p. 1-7 (ACM Eighteenth Annual Computer Science Conference (CSC90)).

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Sears A, Kochavy Y, Shneiderman B. Touchscreen field specification for public access database queries. Let your fingers do the walking. In ACM Eighteenth Annual Computer Science Conference (CSC90). Publ by ACM. 1990. p. 1-7. (ACM Eighteenth Annual Computer Science Conference (CSC90)).