Exploring the design of accessible goal crossing desktop widgets

Eun Kyoung Choe, Kristen Shinohara, Parmit K. Chilana, Morgan Dixon, Jacob O. Wobbrock
2009 Proceedings of the 27th international conference extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems - CHI EA '09  
Prior work has shown that goal crossing may be a more accessible interaction technique than conventional pointing-and-clicking for motor-impaired users. Although goal crossing with pen-based input devices has been studied, pen-based designs have limited applicability on the desktop because the pen can "fly in," cross, and "fly out," whereas a persistent mouse cursor cannot. We therefore explore possible designs for accessible mouse-based goal crossing widgets that avoid triggering unwanted
more » ... by using secondary goals, gestures, and corners and edges. We identify four design principles for accessible desktop goal crossing widgets: ease of use for motor-impaired users, safety from false selections, efficiency, and scalability.
doi:10.1145/1520340.1520563 dblp:conf/chi/ChoeSCDW09 fatcat:y3ybu6wgs5ax3krsoh73sobz6u