The cost of display switching: a comparison of mobile, large display and hybrid UI configurations

Umar Rashid, Miguel A. Nacenta, Aaron Quigley

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Abstract

Attaching a large external display can help a mobile device user view more content at once. This paper reports on a study investigating how different configurations of input and output across displays affect performance, subjective workload and preferences in map, text and photo search tasks. Experimental results show that a hybrid configuration where visual output is distributed across displays is worst or equivalent to worst in all tasks. A mobile device-controlled large display configuration performs best in the map search task and equal to best in text and photo search tasks (tied with a mobile-only configuration). After conducting a detailed analysis of the performance differences across different UI configurations, we give recommendations for the design of distributed user interfaces.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, USA
PublisherACM
Pages99–106
ISBN (Print)9781450312875
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 May 2012

Publication series

NameAVI '12
PublisherACM

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