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Impact of Key Shape & Dimension on Text Entry in VR

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CHI 2020. Honolulu, Hawaiʻi. Abstract—Virtual Qwerty is the most popular method of text entry in virtual reality. Since virtual keyboards are not constrained by the physical limitations of actual keyboards, designers are taking the liberty of designing novelty keys for these keyboards. However, it is unknown whether key design affects text entry performance or user experience. This work presents results of a user study that investigated the effects of different key shapes and dimensions on text entry performance and user experience. Results revealed that key shape affects text entry speed, dimension affects accuracy, while both affect user experience. Overall, square-shaped...
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