EAI Endorsed Transactions on Creative Technologies 16(8): e2

Research Article

Issues in number entry user interface styles: Recommendations for mitigation

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.14-10-2015.2261763,
        author={Harold Thimbleby and Patrick Oladimeji and Paolo Masci and Paul Curzon},
        title={Issues in number entry user interface styles:  Recommendations for mitigation},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Creative Technologies},
        volume={16},
        number={8},
        publisher={ACM},
        journal_a={CT},
        year={2015},
        month={12},
        keywords={user interfaces, input devices},
        doi={10.4108/eai.14-10-2015.2261763}
    }
    
  • Harold Thimbleby
    Patrick Oladimeji
    Paolo Masci
    Paul Curzon
    Year: 2015
    Issues in number entry user interface styles: Recommendations for mitigation
    CT
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.14-10-2015.2261763
Harold Thimbleby,*, Patrick Oladimeji1, Paolo Masci2, Paul Curzon2
  • 1: Swansea University
  • 2: Queen Mary University of London
*Contact email: harold@thimbleby.net

Abstract

Interacting with numbers is a core part of using many interactive computer systems from the remote controls of electronic media appliances to user interfaces of high-integrity systems such as medical devices. Number entry systems are widely used on mobile devices. A wide variety of different user interface designs exist for interacting with numbers. The intricacies of the different styles are not well understood by designers and developers, especially for handling use error. This paper reviews these issues and provides recommendations for mitigating them.