Measuring Inviscid Text Entry Using Image Description Tasks

Conference Paper

Published in:

ACM CHI’16 Workshop on Inviscid Text Entry and Beyond, ACM, San Jose, USA (2016)



Laboratory Tasks, Mobile Evaluation, text entry


We argue that measuring the Inviscid text entry rate requires new evaluation methods that support freeform text entry and that are not based on the traditional transcription/copy tasks. In this position paper we propose use of image description tasks and share some of our experiences of using this new language agnostic task type for free form text entry