Shengdong Zhao, Pierre Dragicevic, Mark Chignell, Ravin Balakrishnan, Patrick Baudisch
We present the design and evaluation of earPod: an eyesfree menu technique using touch input and reactive auditory feedback. Studies comparing earPod with an iPod-like visual menu technique on reasonably-sized static menus indicate that they are comparable in accuracy. In terms of efficiency (speed), earPod is initially slower, but outperforms the visual technique within 30 minutes of practice. Our results indicate that earPod is potentially a reasonable eyesfree menu technique for general use, and is a particularly exciting technique for use in mobile device interfaces.
H5.2 [Information interfaces and presentation]: User Interfaces. Input devices and strategies;
Gestural interaction, auditory menu