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Subject Area工业与组织心理学
An Empirical Study on the Smallest Comfortable Button/Icon Size on Touch Screen
Xianghong Sun1; Tom Plocher2; Weina Qu1
Source PublicationUsability and Internationalization. HCI and Culture
ContributorNuray Aykin
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication PlaceBerlin
Keywordtouch screen button size
Contribution Rank1
AbstractFor the convenience of firefighters’ decision-making and operation, touch screen display was chosen as the preferred interface for a fire information display system. Few studies were conducted to determine comfortable button/icon size on touch screens. This experiment investigated the effect of four factors on operators’ performance with touch screen: 1) button size (20*20, 30*30, 40*40, and 50*50 pixels 2), spacing between buttons (0, 5, 10, and 20 pixels), 3) button/icon types (digit buttons only, picture icons only, combination), and 4) glove wearing (wearing vs. not wearing). 14 males were asked to accomplish a series of matching tasks on touch screen with the forefinger of right hand. Results showed that the spacing between buttons/icons, and wearing or not wearing a glove did not affect performance. Subjects pointed to the digit buttons faster than the other two kinds of buttons/icons. There was a significant difference among button/icon sizes. People performed best when it was equal to or bigger than 40*40 pixels.
Document Type专著章节, 文集论文
Affiliation1.State Key Laboratory of Brain and Cognitive Science, Inst. of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing 100101, China
2.Honeywell ACS Labs, Minneapolis MN 55418, USA
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Xianghong Sun,Tom Plocher,Weina Qu. An Empirical Study on the Smallest Comfortable Button/Icon Size on Touch Screen. 2007.
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