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The Alphaslider: A Compact and Rapid Selector

dc.contributor.authorAhlberg, Christopheren_US
dc.contributor.authorShneiderman, Benen_US
dc.description.abstractResearch has suggested that rapid, serial, visual presentation of text (RSVP) may be an effective way to scan and search through lists of text strings in search of words, names, etc. The Alphaslider widget employs RSVP as a method for rapidly scanning and searching lists or menus in a graphical user interface environment. The Alphaslider only uses an area less than 7 x 2.5 cm2. The tiny size of the Alphaslider allows it to be placed on a credit card, on a control panel for a VCR, or as a widget in a direct manipulation based database interface. An experiment was conducted with four Alphaslider designs which showed that novice Alphaslider users could locate one item in a list of 10,000 film titles in 24 seconds on average, an expert user in about 13 seconds. (Also cross-referenced as CAR-TR-684) (Also cross-referenced as ISR-TR-93-72)en_US
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dc.relation.ispartofseriesUM Computer Science Department; CS-TR-3132en_US
dc.titleThe Alphaslider: A Compact and Rapid Selectoren_US
dc.typeTechnical Reporten_US
dc.relation.isAvailableAtDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.relation.isAvailableAtUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.relation.isAvailableAtTech Reports in Computer Science and Engineeringen_US
dc.relation.isAvailableAtComputer Science Department Technical Reportsen_US

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