Space-multiplexed input on mouse-extended notebooks

Block, Florian and Gellersen, Hans (2010) Space-multiplexed input on mouse-extended notebooks. In: Proceedings of the 6th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. ACM, New York, NY, USA, pp. 603-606. ISBN 978-1-60558-934-3

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Space-multiplexed input allows the distribution of tasks across spatially separated input devices. In this paper, we present an empirical study that evaluates the practical applicability of space-multiplexed input to mouse-extended notebooks - a common configuration which integrates both a touchpad and an external mouse. Our study shows that (1) two-handed input can instantly be performed by subjects without significant loss in performance; (2) one-handed operation of space-multiplexed interfaces performs worse than time-multiplexed input; and (3) the touchpad can be faster to acquire than virtual handles of standard size.

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