Non-Visual Menu Navigation: the Effect of an Audio-Tactile Display

Oussama Metatla, Fiore Martin, Tony Stockman, Nick Bryan-Kinns

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We present a preliminary study examining non-visual menu navigation in terms of task completion times and cognitive workload. We asked 12 participants to locate items on menus presented using visual, audio-only and audio-tactile displays on a touch screen mobile device and found that users were significantly slower in locating an item on a menu when using an audio-tactile menu display. This difference in performance was not reflected in the users' subjective workload assessments. We discuss the implications of these findings in terms of cross-modal display and the design of menu navigation gestures on touch screen devices.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIn Proceedings of the 28th International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference
PublisherBCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
Publication statusPublished - 2014


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