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USABILITY OF VARIOUS INPUT DEVICES ON A STEERING TASK

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Date Issued:
2015
Abstract/Description:
In this study we examined the differences of performance of various input devices on a steering task. Two paths were created, one easy and one hard, with the harder path having more turning points to navigate with one of three different input devices: mouse and keyboard, Xbox 360 controller, and a joystick. Participants were also exposed to low or high stress conditions. High stress was caused by playing loud short bursts of music over headphones worn by participants during testing. Results indicated the mouse and keyboard performed better in all cases. There was no significant difference between the Xbox controller and joystick. No differences were found in the low and high stress conditions. Differences in sex were found, even when controlling for video game experience. These findings indicate that the mouse and keyboard is the best device to use on a steering task.
Title: USABILITY OF VARIOUS INPUT DEVICES ON A STEERING TASK.
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Name(s): Fund, Ian, Author
McConnell, Daniel, Committee Chair
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2015
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: In this study we examined the differences of performance of various input devices on a steering task. Two paths were created, one easy and one hard, with the harder path having more turning points to navigate with one of three different input devices: mouse and keyboard, Xbox 360 controller, and a joystick. Participants were also exposed to low or high stress conditions. High stress was caused by playing loud short bursts of music over headphones worn by participants during testing. Results indicated the mouse and keyboard performed better in all cases. There was no significant difference between the Xbox controller and joystick. No differences were found in the low and high stress conditions. Differences in sex were found, even when controlling for video game experience. These findings indicate that the mouse and keyboard is the best device to use on a steering task.
Identifier: CFH0004763 (IID), ucf:45362 (fedora)
Note(s): 2015-05-01
B.S.
Sciences, Dept. of Psychology
Bachelors
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Subject(s): input devices
UGVs
steering
device performance
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFH0004763
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Host Institution: UCF

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