Arrow tag: A direction-key-based technique for rapidly selecting hyperlinks while gazing at a screen

Atsuhiko Maeda, Hirohito Inagaki, Masanobu Abe

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Abstract

Television sets and video game consoles equipped with a web browser have appeared, and we are now able to browse web pages on television screens. However, existing navigation techniques are too difficult in this situation. In this paper, we propose Arrow Tag, a new link selection technique for web browsers on TV. In this technique, sequences of arrow signs called Arrow Tags are assigned to the links of the web pages, so users can select the links by pushing the four direction keys a few times, while keeping her/his gaze fixed on the television screen. User studies show that Arrow Tag significantly outperforms the conventional techniques of Focus Move and Number Tag. Moreover, most participants preferred Arrow Tag over cither Focus Move or Number Tag.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI 2009
Subtitle of host publicationDigital Life New World - Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Pages1025-1028
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event27th International Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2009 - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Apr 4 2009Apr 9 2009

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings

Other

Other27th International Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2009
CountryUnited States
CityBoston, MA
Period4/4/094/9/09

Keywords

  • Direction keys
  • TV
  • Target selection
  • Web browser

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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    Maeda, A., Inagaki, H., & Abe, M. (2009). Arrow tag: A direction-key-based technique for rapidly selecting hyperlinks while gazing at a screen. In CHI 2009: Digital Life New World - Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 1025-1028). (Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1145/1518701.1518857