Content of review 1, reviewed on March 11, 2014

This study showed that people enjoy and are better at a game designed for touch on touch interfaces than using a mouse. It would be interesting to compare this study to another domain (which the authors mention on the last page) that favours the mouse instead. For example RTS games or word processing, both of these tasks require precise movements and use the different buttons on the mouse.

Touch screens have a bias not covered in the paper where they have 1 to 1 mapping between input and action. Where as a mouse has software sensitivity and acceleration and a physical weight. These qualities vary between mice and depend on users personal preferences. Being improperly configured would influence the study, no mention on the software configuration was given in the study.

Otherwise a very well written paper and experiment, the authors addressed my other concerns in the discussion section of the paper.


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