A showcase of selected work from the study programmes Interactive Media (Bachelor) and Interactive Media Systems (Master) at University of Applied Sciences Augsburg, Germany.


Touch, Gesture and Fitts' Law



Touch, Gesture and Fitts' Law
Touch, Gesture and Fitts' Law
Touch, Gesture and Fitts' Law
Touch, Gesture and Fitts' Law

One of the most used input modalities is touch. Be it single- or multitouch, in smartphones, laptops or even on big screens - touch is used everywhere, in various types and sizes.

This study is focused on the influence of display size on the performance of translation tasks. 20 participants were asked to perform a simple translation task on three screens with different display sizes. The results show that, due to the increased movement time, larger screens are less performant at higher ID (index of difficulty) values than medium-sized screens.

The error rate for smaller screens is higher than for other display sizes. Therefore, tasks on these screens are perceived as being more difficult. The smaller a screen, the bigger the overshoot with movements downwards as well as to the left.
It was shown that medium-sized screens are perceived as being less exhausting than small or big screens.


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  • Student(s): Corinna List
  • Type: Bachelor of Arts
  • Supervision: Prof. Dr. Michael Kipp
  • Tags: Fitts Law, Human-computer interaction, Interaction research