Introduction to Shape Writing

This article introduces “shape writing” – a novel form of writing that uses pen strokes on graphical keyboards to write text. We first describe the basic concept of shape writing, followed by the human-performance considerations and rationales that guided its iterative design and development process in the past few years (Zhai & Kristensson, 2003; Kristensson & Zhai, 2004). We conclude the article by analyzing shape writing in relation to the multiple dimensions of goodness of text entry.

By: Shumin Zhai; Per Ola Kristensson

Published in: RJ10393 in 2006


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