TitleNatural language and direct manipulation search tools in a multimodal information system
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication1999
AuthorsMiller, SL, Trafton, JG
Conference NameCHI '99 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Date Published01/1999
Conference LocationNew York, NY, USA
ISBN Number1-58113-158-5
Keywordsdirect manipulation, graphical user interface, multimodal system, natural language

This study evaluated the usability of an existing, information-dense workspace, which places burdensome search requirements on its users. Direct manipulation principles were contrasted with natural language and multimodal interaction. The results indicated that natural language was an effective and usable search tool in a complex information workspace

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