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URN etd-0903109-091819 Statistics This thesis had been viewed 1952 times. Download 1097 times. Author Yen-You Chen Author's Email Address Kevin9890@yahoo.com.tw Department Industrial Design Year 2008 Semester 2 Degree Master Type of Document Master's Thesis Language zh-TW.Big5 Chinese Page Count 80 Title The Ergonomics Design and Research for the Netbook Input Devices Keyword netbook input device touch pad operational task operational task touch pad input device netbook Abstract In recent years, netbooks have always come up with new designs, and while everyone wants lighter and smaller, the screen and keyboard are constrained by the size and became user-unfriendly. This study explored the impact of the size of the screen and keyboard of netbooks (7”-11.6”) on operating performance. This study explored the relationships between built-in input devices and screens (7”, 8.9”, 10.1” and 11.6”) of 4 different sizes of netbooks, and five types of operational tasks (multi-directional click, multi point touch, continuous selection, continuous touch and typing). The study was carried out by a test program written in visual basic to simulate the test environment (in terms of operating time and error rate), and also a subjective evaluation.
The test result was analyzed through one-way ANOVA and post hoc tests. The result showed that: (1) For operational tasks 1-4 (multi-directional click, multi point touch, continuous selection and continuous touch, there was no significant differences on operating performance between 8.9” and 10.1”/11.6” screens. The operating performance of the 7” screen was not good. (2) For operational task 5 (input by typing), there were significant differences on operating performance between 8.9” and 10.1”/11.6” screens. The operating performance of the 7” screen was again not good. From a subjective evaluation, the result showed that (1) Most of the subjects gave higher value to the 11.6” netbook with a built-in input device. (2) The subjects gave very low value on the built-in input device of the 7” netbook. The relationships between the input device and the operational tasks obtained from the study can provide suggestions to related manufacturers and serve as a design reference for input devices on 3C products in the future.
Advisor Committee Chih-Fu Wu - advisor
Files Date of Defense 2009-07-30 Date of Submission 2009-09-09