OATS_201411 Highlighting Keyboard Study 2



Older Adults Text-entry Studies (OATS):
Our goal was to capture participants’ typing behaviour during input in a lab setting and determine the efficiency of the highlighting keyboard error support mechanism. In this experiment we introduced a new type of input task, designed to overcome the problem of participants typing in very carefully (i.e. the “chat” task). The “chat” task was initially piloted with a few researchers within our university.

Study date
November 2014


Data and Analysis
chat pilot feedback: observations from the chat task pilot
final questionnaire: data from exit questionnaire
keyboard_data.sql: data captured from keyboard
NASA-TLX: data from NASA-TLX questionnaire
post-formal tasks questionnaire: data from the post-formal task questionnaire
raw notes: researchers’ notes from the discussions that took place during the experiment
tees: data captured from the TEES application
UEQ highlighting: data from the UEQ relating to the highlighting keyboard
UEQ normal: data from the UEQ relating to the normal keyboard

Study materials
Exit questionnaire: given to participants at the end of the session
Images for describe tasks: as used in the describe tasks
NASA - TLX: nasa and short questionnaire given after each task type
phone settings: keyboard settings for “normal” and “highlighting” versions used in the experiment
post formal tasks questionnaire: given before the “chat” task
task list: list of the copy and describe tasks given during the experiment
task tick list and participant allocation: participant task allocation
user experience questionnaire: given to participants after each set of tasks with each keyboard
who am i game (pilot study): instructions for the the “chat” task during the pilot
who am i game: instructions for the the “chat” task
workshop slides: as shown to participants during session

Files restricted for data protection. Please contact to discuss access.
Date made available10 Oct 2016
PublisherUniversity of Strathclyde
Date of data productionNov 2014

Research Output

Designed with older adults to support better error correction in smartphone text entry: the MaxieKeyboard

Komninos, A., Nicol, E. & Dunlop, M. D., Sep 2015, p. 797-802. 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

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    Dunlop, M. (Creator), Komninos, A. (Creator), Nicol, E. (Creator) (10 Oct 2016). OATS_201411 Highlighting Keyboard Study 2. University of Strathclyde. 10.15129/5fce2dfd-4a12-4637-8eaa-641f0eb319be