Arrow tag

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

Atsuhiko Maeda, Hirohito Inagaki, Masanobu Abe

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

3 Citations (Scopus)

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 publicationConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings
Pages1025-1028
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 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

Other

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

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Web browsers
Television
Websites
Television receivers
Navigation

Keywords

  • Direction keys
  • Target selection
  • TV
  • Web browser

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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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 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings (pp. 1025-1028) https://doi.org/10.1145/1518701.1518857

Arrow tag : A direction-key-based technique for rapidly selecting hyperlinks while gazing at a screen. / Maeda, Atsuhiko; Inagaki, Hirohito; Abe, Masanobu.

Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings. 2009. p. 1025-1028.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Maeda, A, Inagaki, H & Abe, M 2009, Arrow tag: A direction-key-based technique for rapidly selecting hyperlinks while gazing at a screen. in Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings. pp. 1025-1028, 27th International Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2009, Boston, MA, United States, 4/4/09. https://doi.org/10.1145/1518701.1518857
Maeda A, Inagaki H, Abe M. Arrow tag: A direction-key-based technique for rapidly selecting hyperlinks while gazing at a screen. In Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings. 2009. p. 1025-1028 https://doi.org/10.1145/1518701.1518857
Maeda, Atsuhiko ; Inagaki, Hirohito ; Abe, Masanobu. / Arrow tag : A direction-key-based technique for rapidly selecting hyperlinks while gazing at a screen. Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings. 2009. pp. 1025-1028
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