Measuring the Effective Parameters of Steering Motions Misc

Sergey Kulikov, I. Scott MacKenzie, Wolfgang Stuerzlinger

Abstract:

The steering law model describes pointing device motion through constrained paths. Previous uses of the model are deficient because they are built using only error-free responses, ignoring altogether the path of the cursor. We correct this by proposing and validating a technique to include spatial variability, including errors. The technique is a variant of the well-known "effective target width" used in Fitts' law models. An experiment designed to test our technique demonstrates the improvement: Correlations are consistently higher when spatial variability is included in building the model. Suggestions to aid further development of the steering law model are included.

Date of publication: Apr - 2005
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