ReType:

Quick Text Editing with Keyboard and Gaze

Shyamli Sindhwani, Christof Lutteroth, Gerald Weber

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI 2019 - Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages1-13
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781450359702
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 May 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

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings

Conference

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

Keywords

  • Eye gaze tracking
  • Keyboard
  • Natural user interfaces
  • Patching metaphor
  • Positioning
  • Text editor
  • Typographical error

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

Cite this

Sindhwani, S., Lutteroth, C., & Weber, G. (2019). ReType: Quick Text Editing with Keyboard and Gaze. In CHI 2019 - Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 1-13). (Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings). 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.

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

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 CHI 2019 - Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings, 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 CHI 2019 - Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Association for Computing Machinery. 2019. p. 1-13. (Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1145/3290605.3300433
Sindhwani, Shyamli ; Lutteroth, Christof ; Weber, Gerald. / ReType: Quick Text Editing with Keyboard and Gaze. CHI 2019 - Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Association for Computing Machinery, 2019. pp. 1-13 (Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings).
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