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).
|Advisor:||Strybel, Thomas Z.|
|Commitee:||Vu, Kim-Phuong, Miles, James|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|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|
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