A Japanese Bimanual Flick Keyboard for Tablets That Improves Display Space Efficiency

Yuya Nakamura, Hiroshi Hosobe

Abstract

Tablets, as well as smartphones and personal computers, are popular as Internet clients. Tablet users often use QWERTY software keyboards to enter text. Such a software keyboard usually uses large display space, and requires its user to largely move their fingers. This paper proposes a Japanese bimanual flick keyboard for tablets that improves display space efficiency by using 10 character keys. The paper presents an implementation of the keyboard for an Android tablet, and describes an experiment on its performance compared with a QWERTY software keyboard. Since the results of a preliminary experiment indicated a problem with the key layout, the main experiment further introduced an L-shaped layout and a Γ-shaped layout for comparison. The main experiment examined the keyboard’s input speed, accuracy, and subjective evaluation, and the results showed trade-offs among these layouts.

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Nakamura Y. and Hosobe H. (2020). A Japanese Bimanual Flick Keyboard for Tablets That Improves Display Space Efficiency.In Proceedings of the 15th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 2: HUCAPP, ISBN 978-989-758-402-2, pages 170-177. DOI: 10.5220/0008969101700177


in Bibtex Style

@conference{hucapp20,
author={Yuya Nakamura and Hiroshi Hosobe},
title={A Japanese Bimanual Flick Keyboard for Tablets That Improves Display Space Efficiency},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 15th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 2: HUCAPP,},
year={2020},
pages={170-177},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0008969101700177},
isbn={978-989-758-402-2},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 15th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 2: HUCAPP,
TI - A Japanese Bimanual Flick Keyboard for Tablets That Improves Display Space Efficiency
SN - 978-989-758-402-2
AU - Nakamura Y.
AU - Hosobe H.
PY - 2020
SP - 170
EP - 177
DO - 10.5220/0008969101700177