User preferences for auditory device-driven menu navigation

E. Eiriksdottir, M. Nees, J. Lindsay, R. Stanley

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A device-driven auditory menu interface that "pushes" the menu options to the user and requires minimal user input can be beneficial to users with both limited vision and input range. Presentation rate is important for auditory menus; they need to be slow enough for comprehension and responding, but fast enough to prevent frustration. User preferences for inter-item gap on an auditory device-driven cell phone menu were investigated. Participants (n=11) navigated a two-level auditory menu to target a randomly chosen item. Before each trial participants set the inter-item gap by manipulating a slider. Results showed a mean preference for .853 second inter-item gap in experimental trials, and a significant decrease in preferences between practice (15) and experimental (30) trials [t(10) = 4.28, p = .002]. Accuracy was 91.5% over all the trials. The findings indicate that it is feasible to design a limited-input cell phone with an auditory device-driven menu.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event50th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2006 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 16 Oct 200620 Oct 2006

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Conference50th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2006
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA


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