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Using a Cell Phone Camera to Improve Performance While Walking and Texting
by Martinez, Kristina Rae, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2020, 46; 27834182
Abstract (Summary)

It is common knowledge that driving and texting on a cell phone is dangerous, but few realize the danger of texting while walking. The main goal of this study was to investigate three of the most popular texting and walking applications (Apps) to determine if they are usable aids that can help improve a user’s walking performance and safety. A total of 12 volunteers participated in this study. All of the participants completed each of the four conditions using an android phone (Samsung Galaxy S8). These four conditions consisted of a baseline measure of walking and texting with no app in use (No App), walking and texting with a full screen transparency app (Full), walking and texting with a partial screen transparency app (Partial), and walking and texting while using the see through window app (Window). Measurements for this study included time on task, number of course deviations, number of texts, number of incorrect texts, user preferences, user comments, and system usability scale (SUS).

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Strybel, Thomas Z.
Commitee: Vu, Kim-Phuong, Miles, James
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Psychology
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 82/3(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Psychology, Computer science, Computer Engineering
Keywords: Apps, Cell phone, Distracted walking, Human factors, Walking and texting
Publication Number: 27834182
ISBN: 9798664792393
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