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The Ergonomics of Computer Pointing Devices

Author: Sarah A Douglas; Anant Kartik Mithal
Publisher: London : Springer London, 1997.
Series: Advanced perspectives in applied computing.
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This book provides an in-depth coverage of the ergonomics of computer pointing devices using psychomotor models to analyse human performance, and experimental data for evaluation. The full spectrum of pointing devices are discussed including mice, joysticks and trackballs. Human motor performance and its effect on the design of pointing devices is comprehensively covered with issues such as vision, touch, cognition  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah A Douglas; Anant Kartik Mithal
ISBN: 9781447109174 1447109171
OCLC Number: 853259083
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 233 pages).
Contents: 1. Introduction --
1.1 Approach --
1.2 The Organization of This Book --
1.3 Importance and Future of Pointing Device Ergonomics --
2. Human Motor Performance --
2.1 Fitts' Law --
2.2 Psychomotor Models --
2.3 Other Aspects of Motor Behavior --
2.4 Summary --
2.5 Endnotes --
3. Factors in Applying Psychomotor Studies to Pointing Devices --
3.1 Devices: Operation, Features and Types --
3.2 Limb Control --
3.3 Tasks --
3.4 Summary --
4. A Survey of Ergonomic Studies --
4.1 Studies by Device --
4.2 Comparison Between Devices --
4.3 Summary --
4.4 Endnotes --
5. Evaluating New Devices: A Case Study --
5.1 Overview --
5.2 Introduction --
5.3 Previous Research --
5.4 Method --
5.5 Results --
5.6 Discussion --
5.7 Conclusions --
5.8 Endnotes --
6. Using the Microstructure of Movement to Understand Device Performance --
6.1 Introduction --
6.2 Research Questions --
6.3 Method --
6.4 Results --
6.5 Discussion --
6.6 Summary and Conclusions --
6.7 Endnotes --
7. Performance Models --
7.1 Historical Background --
7.2 GOMS --
7.3 Keystroke Level Model --
7.4 Stochastic Network Models --
7.5 Extensions to the GOMS Model Research --
7.6 Summary --
7.7 Endnotes --
8. Challenges of the Present and Future --
8.1 Review of Pointing Device Research Findings --
8.2 Integrating Ergonomics Research into Design --
8.3 Innovations in Pointing Device Technology and Interfaces --
8.4 Future Research Directions --
8.5 Conclusions --
8.6 Endnotes --
9. Bibliography.
Series Title: Advanced perspectives in applied computing.
Responsibility: by Sarah A. Douglas, Anant Kartik Mithal.
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