Investigating Data Entry Task Performance on a Laptop Under the Impact of Vibration: The Effect of Color

Zulquernain Mallick
2007 International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics  
The last 20 years have seen a tremendous growth in mobile computing and wireless communications and services. An experimental study was conducted to explore the effect of text/background color on a laptop computing system along with variable environmental vibration on operators' data entry task performance in moving automobiles. The operators' performance was measured in terms of the number of characters entered per minute without spaces (NCEPMWS) on a laptop computing system. The subjects were
more » ... . The subjects were divided into 3 categories, namely, Novices, Intermediates and Experts. Findings suggest a re-evaluation of existing laptop designs taking ergonomics into consideration. It appears that proper selection of text/background color on the laptop coupled with controlled vehicular speed could result in a better quality of interaction between human and laptops and it could also resolve the problem of poor data entry task performance. driving environment vibration text/background color novice intermediate expert
doi:10.1080/10803548.2007.11076729 pmid:17888238 fatcat:zs2kmpe6cvfvparumu7hqvqnca