A Proposal of a Means of Measurement for the Assessment of Two Types of Input Methods: Keyboard Input and Flick Input
Toru Ochi, Osaka Institute of Technology, Japan ; Minori Kurahasi, Osaka University, Japan ; Masafumi Imai, Toyohashi Sozo University, Japan ; Hiroyuki Dekihara, Hiroshima Shudo University, Japan ; Atsuko Kuramoto, Hiroshima International University, Japan
Innovate Learning Summit, in Online, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-59-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
With the rapid growth in the use of smartphones and other touch-screen devices, major traditional input methods such as the keyboard input method and the mouse input method have recently become increasingly supplemented by the flick input method, other touch-panel-operated methods and the speech input method. Developers of these newer devices, along with researchers in ICT education and in various other related fields, are finding it more needful than ever to have access to accurate collections of objective, concrete data describing exactly how this predominantly younger generation actually inputs information into their electronic devices. The purpose of our research is to meet this need by proposing a low-cost means of measuring the movements of the hands, fingers, and faces of the users of these devices. We adopted an inexpensive web camera and utilized Mediapipe by AI Library to record and analyze these movements in both the keyboard and the flick input method. In the present paper, we compare the results of our means of measurement to those of a dedicated sensor. Using our own means, we will show the actual data of the input method statuses of college students.
Ochi, T., Kurahasi, M., Imai, M., Dekihara, H. & Kuramoto, A. (2021). A Proposal of a Means of Measurement for the Assessment of Two Types of Input Methods: Keyboard Input and Flick Input. In T. Bastiaens (Ed.), Proceedings of Innovate Learning Summit 2021 (pp. 65-70). Online, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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