Proceedings of the 28th International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2014) (HCI)
BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2014)
9 - 12 September 2014
We present a preliminary study examining non-visual menu navigation in terms of task completion times and cognitive workload. We asked 12 participants to locate items on menus presented using visual, audio-only and audio-tactile displays on a touch screen mobile device and found that users were significantly slower in locating an item on a menu when using an audio-tactile menu display. This difference in performance was not reflected in the users’ subjective workload assessments. We discuss the implications of these findings in terms of cross-modal display and the design of menu navigation gestures on touch screen devices.