A kinematic analysis of directional effects on mouse control

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The directional effects associated with cursor movement controlled by a computer mouse have long been studied to improve mouse performance during precise tasks. However, those studies have rarely considered the kinematic variables associated with directional effects and have only analysed the projection of trajectories along the main axes of movement, eventually reducing the original dimensions of the data. In addition, as the angle of approach has a limited number of levels, it has been difficult to observe singular behaviour in the horizontal directions. In this study, we investigated the directional effects on kinematic variables when using a mouse to select circular targets. In this experiment, the measured trajectory of 16 different angles of approach was measured after separating the x and y components. The results revealed interesting biomechanical and cognitive features of mouse control and led to the suggestion of two improvements to be made upon the typical mouse design. Practitioner Summary: The angle of approach was varied to determine its effect on the kinematic variables of a cursor trajectory. We analysed both the x and y coordinates separately without reducing the original dimensions of the data. Therefore, we succeeded in identifying previously unknown characteristics of mouse control
Publisher
TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
Issue Date
2013-11
Language
English
Article Type
Article
Keywords

POSITIONING MOVEMENTS; CURSOR TRAJECTORIES; COMPUTER MOUSE; FITTS LAW; ORIENTATION; DESIGN; USERS; YOUNG; TASK

Citation

ERGONOMICS, v.56, no.11, pp.1754 - 1765

ISSN
0014-0139
DOI
10.1080/00140139.2013.835074
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10203/214017
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