A case for Number Entry

in CHI 2012 Workshop: Designing and Evaluating Text Entry Methods: 30th ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Conference paper (text), CHI 2012 Workshop: Designing and Evaluating Text Entry Methods

Abstract

The field of text entry has long been focused on purely alphabetical text entry, concentrating on language typing tasks and paying little attention to the task of number entry. Not only does number entry often require a different interface from text entry, it is also subject to different errors and phenomena from text entry. Number entry occurs in many domains in the real world and for this reason this paper argues that more attention needs to be paid to this niche area of text entry.