ReType: Quick Text Editing with Keyboard and Gaze

Shyamli Sindhwani, Christof Lutteroth, Gerald Weber

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

Abstract

When a user needs to reposition the cursor during text editing, this is often done using the mouse. For experienced typists especially, the switch between keyboard and mouse can slow down the keyboard editing workflow considerably. To address this we propose ReType, a new gaze-assisted positioning technique combining keyboard with gaze input based on a new ‘patching’ metaphor. ReType allows users to perform some common editing operations while keeping their hands on the keyboard. We present the result of two studies. A free-use study indicated that ReType enhances the user experience of text editing. ReType was liked by many participants, regardless of their typing skills. A comparative user study showed that ReType is able to match or even beat the speed of mouse-based interaction for small text edits. We conclude that the gaze-augmented user interface can make common interactions more fluent, especially for professional keyboard users.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages1-13
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781450359702
DOIs
StatusAccepted/In press - 24 Jan 2019
EventCHI 2019: Weaving the threads of CHI: CHI 2019 - Glasgow, UK United Kingdom
Duration: 4 May 20199 May 2019
https://chi2019.acm.org/

Publication series

NameCHI: Conference on Human Factors and Computing Systems
PublisherACM Press
ISSN (Electronic)1062-9432

Conference

ConferenceCHI 2019: Weaving the threads of CHI
Abbreviated titleCHI 2019
CountryUK United Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period4/05/199/05/19
Internet address

Cite this

Sindhwani, S., Lutteroth, C., & Weber, G. (Accepted/In press). ReType: Quick Text Editing with Keyboard and Gaze. In Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 1-13). (CHI: Conference on Human Factors and Computing Systems). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/3290605.3300433

ReType: Quick Text Editing with Keyboard and Gaze. / Sindhwani, Shyamli; Lutteroth, Christof; Weber, Gerald.

Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Association for Computing Machinery, 2019. p. 1-13 (CHI: Conference on Human Factors and Computing Systems).

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

Sindhwani, S, Lutteroth, C & Weber, G 2019, ReType: Quick Text Editing with Keyboard and Gaze. in Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. CHI: Conference on Human Factors and Computing Systems, Association for Computing Machinery, pp. 1-13, CHI 2019: Weaving the threads of CHI, Glasgow, UK United Kingdom, 4/05/19. https://doi.org/10.1145/3290605.3300433
Sindhwani S, Lutteroth C, Weber G. ReType: Quick Text Editing with Keyboard and Gaze. In Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Association for Computing Machinery. 2019. p. 1-13. (CHI: Conference on Human Factors and Computing Systems). https://doi.org/10.1145/3290605.3300433
Sindhwani, Shyamli ; Lutteroth, Christof ; Weber, Gerald. / ReType: Quick Text Editing with Keyboard and Gaze. Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Association for Computing Machinery, 2019. pp. 1-13 (CHI: Conference on Human Factors and Computing Systems).
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