[Speaker] December 5th – Zhe Chen, University of Illinois

October 31, 2017

Time: Tuesday, December 5th, 2017, 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Location: 4405 Siebel Center

Title: Interface Design for Chinese Text Input

Abstract: Textual input of Chinese characters on smart devices is currently challenging. Interface design for various input methods, such as keyboards, handwriting, and voice input have received increased focus in search of interface designs to improve Chinese text input performance and subjective ratings. In this talk I will introduce my work on interface design for the handwriting system of Chinese characters on smart mobile devices. I first study the effects of properties of the human finger (such as length and width), and characteristics of Chinese characters (such as number of strokes and character structure) on handwriting performance and subjective ratings. Then I will show how we developed an optimal input size and input location for Chinese handwriting on mobile devices. In the end of this talk, I will present results of my research projects on interface design for Chinese text input.

Biography: Dr. Zhe Chen received her Ph.D. from Tsinghua University (Human Factors), and Bachelors degree from Beihang University. She is currently a Lecturer at the School of Economics and Management, Beihang University, and is now working with Prof. Alex Kirlik in a two-year post-doctoral research program. Dr. Chen’s research interests include user behavior and user experience in IT products and services across physical, cognitive and cultural perspectives. These include input and display of Chinese characters on mobile devices, emotional responses to product design, cultural differences in knowledge sharing, cultural differences in games, technology design for older adults, and others.

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