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A Comparison of Methods to Move Visual Objects Between Personal Mobile Devices in Different Contexts of Use

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Details

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMobileHCI '15 Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services
PublisherACM
Pages172-181
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-3652-9
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-3652-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services -
Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services
Period1/01/00 → …

Abstract

As people increasingly own multiple mobile and portable devices (such as smartphones, tablets, and laptops), situations where several devices are used together have become more common. A frequent problem in such situations is how to move virtual visual objects (such as content items or application windows) between device displays. We present a comparative evaluation of three methods for moving objects between personal mobile devices: Tray, Transfer Mode, and Device Touch. The participants' preferences of the methods in different real-life scenarios were found to strongly depend on the task and the context of use, making the design of a single optimal cross-display object movement method a challenging task. We identify several clusters of contextual factors that influenced the users' preferences. We also report more detailed differences in efficiency, novelty, learnability, physical device handling, and task completion strategies between the three methods included in the evaluation.

Publication forum classification

Field of science, Statistics Finland