Effects of Stimulus Orientation, Grouping and Alignment on Spatial S-R Compatibility

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)

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Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman Interface and the Management of Information
Subtitle of host publicationInformation and Interaction Design
EditorsSakae Yamamoto
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Pages650-659
Volume8016 LNCS (Part I)
ISBN (Electronic)9783642392092
ISBN (Print)9783642392085
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
Volume8016
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Title15th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI International 2013)
PlaceUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV
Period21 - 26 July 2013

Abstract

Effects of stimulus orientation, grouping, and alignment on spatial compatibility were investigated in this study. With eight possible stimulus locations mapped to two response keys, the parallel orientation was found to be responded to faster than the orthogonal orientation. As to the grouping effect, responses for the split stimulus array were superior to that for the continuous one, which seems to be the result of better reference frames and clearer distinction between visual signals. Comparing the single relative position (Left-Right-Left-Right/Up-Down-Up-Down) alignment to the double one (Left-Left-Right-Right/Up-Up-Down-Down), no significant difference in RT was noted, but the single relative position alignment was less prone to error responses than the double one. The effect of stimulus grouping and alignment interacted significantly that the single relative position alignment with split grouping was responded to much faster than that with continuous grouping. Also, the significant interaction effect of orientation and S-R compatibility showed that the up-left and down-right stimulus-response mappings were better than the mappings the other way round.

Research Area(s)

  • Horizontal and Orthogonal displays, Human-Computer Interfaces, Spatial Compatibility

Citation Format(s)

Effects of Stimulus Orientation, Grouping and Alignment on Spatial S-R Compatibility. / Tsang, Steve Ngai Hung; Chan, Ken W.L.; Chan, Alan H.S.

Human Interface and the Management of Information: Information and Interaction Design. ed. / Sakae Yamamoto. Vol. 8016 LNCS (Part I) Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2013. p. 650-659 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 8016).

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)