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URN etd-0905114-195756 Statistics This thesis had been viewed 960 times. Download 1 times. Author You-Hsun Mei Author's Email Address No Public. Department Industrial Design Year 2013 Semester 2 Degree Master Type of Document Master's Thesis Language zh-TW.Big5 Chinese Page Count 114 Title A Study on the Operating Performance of Keycap Thickness and Materials for Skinny Keyboard Keyword Buttons Material Keywords： Skinny keyboard Tablet Computer Buttons Thickness Buttons Thickness Tablet Computer Keywords： Skinny keyboard Buttons Material Abstract Tablets have multivariate function, not only using for multimedia entertainment but also having a text input function can send and receive email and release information. In recent years, the market appeared many can match tablets using the thin-film keyboard, although performance better than virtual keyboard, but there are still poor feedback and controlling problems. This research direct at skinny keyboard performance for further discussion and significant effect of feedback is defined as the design factor – buttons thickness (plane, 0.3 mm and 0.6 mm) and buttons material (silica gel, PET matte, and glossy PET). Also, 9 groups of skinny keyboards combine with these two factors to conduct for typing in English. 15 testers are 30 words downward/min for practical level and other 13 testers are 30 words upward/min for advanced level. These evaluative criterions are objective evaluation (with wrong words, and spending time), subjective questionnaire, and NASA-TLX. The result is carried out for input effects analysis by MANOVA, then using LSD method to find the best combination after verify factor analysis with the average. According to the test results of practical testers that is only the thickness has significant in the subjective evaluation. Due to the practical level subjects are not familiar with the operation, they can't use all of the fingers to feel the touch with the change of design factors, so that income is not representative of the results of the practical level. The advanced level subjects in subjective evaluation and mental load evaluation is significant, and find the best match arithmetic average factor combination is the thickness of 0.3 mm and the material of silica gel. Through the learning curve analysis, the optimization of the keyboard can catch up with a physical keyboard input performance indeed with familiar practice. Advisor Committee Chih-Fu Wu - advisor
Chia-Hua Lin - co-chair
Kuo-Chen Huang - co-chair
Files Date of Defense 2014-07-21 Date of Submission 2014-09-05