Faculty Advisor

Bianchi, Frederick W.

Abstract

This project examines the effects of including multimodal output in menu-based systems. In the course of the project, the principles of multimodal interaction were examined. Based on these principles, an experiment involving a user's ability to retrieve data from a scrolling menu-based system. The experiment was intended to determine if the addition of sound and/or motion would improve a user's ability to retrieve information in a timely and accurate manner. The experiment suggests that the addition of movement improved a user's ability to retrieve information, while the inclusion of sound had no significant benefit.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

June 2010

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

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