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

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Date made available10 Oct 2016
PublisherUniversity of Strathclyde
Date of data productionNov 2014

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