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Hear it is: Enhancing rapid document browsing with sound cues

Eslambochilar, Parisa, Buchanan, George and Loizides, Fernando 2009. Hear it is: Enhancing rapid document browsing with sound cues. Presented at: ECDL 2009, Corfu, Greece, 27 Sep - 2 Oct 2009. Published in: Agosti, Maristella, Borbinha, José, Kapidakis, Sarantos, Papatheodorou, Christos and Tsakonas, Giannis eds. Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer Verlag, pp. 75-86. 10.1007/978-3-642-04346-8_9

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Abstract

Document navigation has become increasingly commonplace as the use of electronic documents has grown. Speed–Dependent Automatic Zooming (SDAZ) is one popular method for providing rapid movement within a digital text. However, there is evidence that details of the document are overlooked as the pace of navigation rises. We produced a document reader software where sound is used to complement the visual cues that a user searches for visually. This software was then evaluated in a user study that provides strong supportive evidence that non-visual cues can improve user performance in visual seeking tasks.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Computer Science & Informatics
Publisher: Springer Verlag
ISBN: 978-3-642-04345-1
ISSN: 0302-9743
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2020 10:32
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/125088

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