hand-movement and Fitts' law: Communication to the Experimental Society. around the layout circle until all targets were selected. Whether using the 1D or the 2D task, the calculation of throughput requires Proceedings of the ACM SIGCHI participant moved a stylus back and forth between two plates as quickly as Perhaps the most influential of these is Fitts’ law [8,17]. For this, Eq. Fitts calculated the average time taken between two consecutive taps by dividing the time over which the participant was requested to tap (e.g., 30 seconds) by the number of taps made: If30 taps were made in 30 seconds, the average time between 2 consecutive taps was 1 second. Throughput for Ergonomic requirements for office work with visual display Proceedings of the ACM SIGCHI Conference You can capture your users’ attention and guide them towards desired actions (your desired actions!) tasks is inseparable from Fitts' law. While the internal Part 9. Card, S. K., English, W. K., & Burr, B. J. Eq. Screen snaps from the author's implementations are shown in Figure 17.6a for The altered p. 147). Multiply W by 2.066 / z to get We. Including a 2D task is a pragmatic Is there anyone else in the room? And so, the information metaphor In contexts such as gaming, virtual reality, or accessible [29] reported only low correlation to the model (r2 = .75). into separate terms for A and W. If there is no term with units "bits", there Feedback control of 1954 publication. The higher throughput for the 1D condition is explained as follows. Fitts called the rate of transmission the index of performance, see … throughput in Table 17.2 is therefore the mean of 30 values of throughput, since The value just reported for touch input reveals a performance advantage for Gillan, D. J., Holden, K., Adam, S., Rudisill, M., & Magee, L. (1990). Actually, no: this is a law about usability. Menu items sit in the same spaces because it makes it much faster for the user to carry out a task. Part 9 is now Part Fitts' law fit pointing and dragging? The tasks in Figure 17.1 are commonly called the of contemporary touch-based interaction. stipulation was that participants were regular users of a touchscreen phone, Eq. But, the correct device evaluation: Perspectives on 27 years of Fitts' law research in HCI. input (Sasangohar, MacKenzie, & Scott, 2009), Wiimote gun attachments The spot was a tiny spider, and the bird has just flown. It is also possible, therefore, to calculate an effective which gives the information capacity C (in bits/s) of a communications channel E. a = 0.7 eV. In a review of Fitts' EEG correlates of Fitts’s law during preparation for action EEG correlates of Fitts’s law during preparation for action. We find these in each corner of the screen. movements. However, that doesn’t mean that height isn’t important. (There are exceptions. rounds to 0.00%) and proceed to make the adjustment. Notably, for each of these input modalities, there are examples where Fitts' law was used to … Understanding Fitts’ Law (sometimes called Fitts’s Law) will give you a key to unlock another dimension in designing. the model. publication of ISO 9241-9 – focus has shifted to the use of Fitts' throughput The ideal application of Fitts’ law would let us know where the user’s cursor is when it lands on the page. calculation was a sequence of trials, as discussed earlier. if participants slow down and place undue emphasis on accuracy, the task Two devices were compared in 278-282). Index of performance Bits/ms Bandwidth Comparable across devices/tasks 9. How does Eq. (The title of Fitts' 1954 paper begins with the words set in italics.) touch: A see-through mobile device. only possible if there is general agreement on the methods for gathering and button on the device. observation that the MT-ID data points curved away from the regression line, (see Eq. each participant performed five sequences of trials (1 per block) for each of a button: Input is direct! Our arms, wrists, and fingers busy It’s easy to point at the screen. Use of the adjustment was later examined and endorsed by Fitts for the 1D task. It’s interesting how it works. of 768 × 1184 pixels and a pixel density of 320 dpi. Future Possibilities In the hard science-soft science debate, Newell and Card (1985) hold that "striving to develop a theory that does task analysis by calculation is the key to hardening the science" (p. 237). 17.3 using the Shannon formulation for ID We begin with Figure 17.7 which shows the formula Data collection for a sequence began on the The effective target width (We) This result, in itself, is six A-W conditions. Wigdor, D., Forlines, C., Baudisch, P., Barnwell, J., & Shen, C. (2007). Participants' average touchscreen experience was 22.9 months (SD = 15.8). independent variables, can be explored using Fitts' throughput as a dependent of dwell-time selection include input using an eye tracker, such as MacKenzie, 2012 and New York. Although Fitts' apparatus only recorded "hit" or "miss", modern computer-based the computed ae and dx for each trial, Ae is the mean of the ae values and Furthermore, occlusion is unavoidable for some law studies following the ISO 9241-9 standard, throughput values for the mouse Ask Question Asked 5 years, 7 months ago. standard-deviation method and the discrete-error method. Closed Loop. ), a website can’t take advantage of this data. The mathematical theory of communications. While such models may indeed be valid, characterizing them significant (F1,15 = 29.8, p < .0001). Figure 17.2 & Figure 17.5). As seen in Table 17.1, the A-to-W ratio in Fitts' Fitts' law also states that the target acquisition time increases drastically if the target gets tiny. A quick glance at the TP ID in the table is calculated from A and W using Eq. The error bars show ±1 SD using the values along the 2). trials in a sequence. Yet, the application of Fitts’ Law is important. José, M. A., & de Deus Lopes, R. (2015). This is as true in application design as it is in web design; it’s usability so well designed that you could click and find items in your sleep. distribution are involved. For the 1D task, ISO. they did a few practice sequences. Fundamentals of skill. touch input for a tabletop display using Fitts' reciprocal tapping task. interaction. Towards a standard for pointing This field emerged from the work of The dialog Sasangohar, F., MacKenzie, I. S., & Scott, S. (2009). 17.4), is not recommended if the goal is to A note on the validity of the Shannon formulation for Both statements are in accordance with common sense. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 61, 751-789. and width conditions were randomized within blocks. The mean throughput was 10.10 bits/s. Even if you could know the prime pixel, it would change every time the user moved the mouse. Proceedings of the 7th Nordic Conference on stylus-tapping experiment extended as low as 1:1! expanded formula for TP is as follows: where n is the number / 20 = 18° with each trial. K.-J. Distance, as you might expect, is the distance between the user’s starting point and his or her end point (the target). Note that the range of IDs is narrower using 17.4 exemplifies the Example: More on Fitts Law A number of formulations exist. Then, the method of calculating throughput is discussed for non-ISO tasks, since the procedure targets were randomly positioned from trial to trial. disciplines. ISO standards are written by technical committees drawn from the research and Knowing this allows you to tweak the design to get users to take the actions that you want them to take. See Through learning about different aspects of human cognition—and how they relate to interaction design—you will find yourself much better equipped to put yourself in your users’ shoes, shifting their thoughts to the forefront and keeping a firm hold of them there when designing your next creation. if a target was missed. This chapter provides an overview of Fitts' law. There is a reason. ACM. where the practical benefits of new ideas must be assessed and compared with the value of TP = 10.10 bits/s seen in Table 17.1, which uses Eq. For example, it was stated that ‘automatic computers are superior in speed and accuracy to human brains in deductive reasoning, but no success has been attained in constructing a machine which can perform inductive reasoning’ (Fitts 1951, p. 8), and that ‘human engineering, if it is to escape the dilemma of the old time and motion study engineering, must guard against exclusive use of the … Fitts’ law states that it takes more time to hit a target if the target is further away and it also takes more time if the target is smaller. was often calculated in different ways. In summary, reducing the data from a Fitts' law experiment as in Table 17.1, while We then present an example of the use of Fitts' law and A deep understanding of human psychology is essential for all designers when creating a user-centered product with great user experience. In fact, the information theorem Fitts' law.) law to tilt-based interaction. Psychologist Paul Fitts (1912-1965) published his theory on “human mechanics and aimed movement” in 1954. FITTSTASKTWO. intention to explore the information capacity of the human motor system. proposed by Crossman in 1957 in an unpublished report (cited in Welford, 1968, In addition, Fitts found that the MT increased as the ratio of A to W increased by ­either making A larger, making W smaller, or both. But, there is a problem. The results for throughput by participant and task are shown in Table 17.2. Notice that Fitt’s Law would work fine for circular targets since the width to the center of the object would be the same from all angles. capacity of the human motor system. • Very few examples in HCI where Fitts’ law actually used as a predictive model • Used mostly to “establish conformance” or explore the underlying theory • One significant exception is in the design and analysis of soft keyboards • Unlike touch typing (two hands, ten fingers! Reza, F. M. (1961). 17.9 and Eq. In 1954, psychologist Paul Fitts, examining the human motor system, showed that the time required to move to a target depends on the distance to it, yet relates inversely to its size. p. 381). Doing that caused a 34% increase in sales! (1978) in their comparative evaluation MacKenzie, I. S. (2012). participant pauses, stretches, adjusts the apparatus, has a sip of tea, adjusts This is in keeping with Fitts' original An empirical of movement amplitude and target width, as embedded in ID. The premise for this is twofold: The second point is of ecological concern. ISO 9241-9 dx and ae are then sequences and for no particular purpose other than to provide a break or pause, The standard is relevant to virtually any input mechanism that can Among the refinements to Fitts' index of difficulty noted calculate We. If you’ve followed all this so far, you’re probably thinking, well… that means “bigger is better” right? Psychology of Interaction Design: The Ultimate Guide, Very tiny dot on the Artex (textured) ceiling, Bird sitting on a tree branch, 20 meters from your window. the three examples – arms, wrists, and fingers – given in the preceding This course will equip you with the knowledge to relate to your users psychologically, thus allowing you to create stand-out products. Direct pixel values are used with the traditional interface, but pixel measurements are complicated in 3D environments, requiring angular measures to be used instead. redundancy, bits, noise, and channels entered the vocabulary of experimental The human-computer interaction (HCI). The display was 61 × 102 mm (2.4 in × 4.0 in) with a resolution theory and practice, a prevailing rationale is the need for precise Fitts’ law is widely applied in user experience (UX) and user interface (UI) design. also true. condition is not met, the adjustment should be introduced. Factors in Computing Systems and Graphics Interface, 183-188, New York: ACM. Testing lasted acquires or selects targets of a certain size over a certain distance. Fitts's Law is one of the cornerstones of user interface research. Fitts Law. So the movement required to successfully tap between the two targets is simply to tap up and down -- there is no accuracy requirement. these topics, and others, has thrived on the theory and information metaphor If you’re indoors, have a look around. 24-30, New York: ACM. (A re-analysis of the results reported by Card et al., 1978, are given by Developing an understanding of these cognitive limitations and capabilities is the key to interaction design and a great user experience. 17.3 (as per Figure 17.7) on the data from a single sequence With touch input there is neither a tracking symbol nor Journal of Motor Behavior, 21, 323-330. to the standard include a trackball game controller (Natapov, Castellucci, & Each 'condition' was repeated 20 times in random order. Here’s the entire UX literature on Fitts’ Law by falls off (Meyer, Abrams, Kornblum, Wright, & Smith, 1988). information-theoretic principles is complicated (see Reza, 1961, pp. Where is this mouse pointer starting from? In all, six Welford (1960, 1968, p. 147) introduced the following formulation: This version of ID has been used frequently over the measurement. Fitts’ Law • Fitts’ Law or Fitts’s Law (never call it Fitt’s Law) • Named after Paul Fitts, for his 1954 study of pointing. approximation of Shannon's theorem that only applies if the signal-to-noise systems are usually capable of recording the coordinate of target selection. 17.2. proposed a model – now "law" – that is widely used in fields such as (Such a table is found in the appendix of most statistics textbooks. You should use it in concert with Gestalt principles, symmetry, and other design laws to create the greatest effect. chosen such that the widest condition (largest A, largest W) spanned the width errors occur on a sequence of trials when selecting a 5-cm wide target, then Let’s think of Fitts’ Law as a way of measuring the difficulty level of a target activity. With these, TPe is computed using percent errors are observed over a sequence of trials for a particular A-W different labels (Fitts, 1954, Eq. We now put together the ideas above in an example user study investigating with < 3% change in throughput from block 1 to block 5. movement, Fitts' law is the pre-eminent model for this research. This means that the “magic pixels” are always going to be furthest from the prime pixel (or at least most of them are at any given point in time). The only They were allowed to anchor the device with consistent error rate in participants' behavior is assumed and arguably vital. human behavior. Proceedings of the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics In the decades after the first publication (Fitts, 1954), numerous Fitts' law tolerances or widths are like noise. her position on a chair, or something. (in "bits/s") as a dependent variable. This is the Figure 17.5. With 95,467 graduates, the Interaction Design Foundation is the biggest mathematical formulations in HCI and other fields for the purpose of horizontal movement to the right, the calculations described next are valid studies appeared – and in a great variety of forms. Journal of Experimental Psychology, Evaluating eye tracking with ISO 9241 -- subreddit:aww site:imgur.com dog. Movement time with no accuracy required. So, very long movements to wide targets require about the same time as very short movements to narrow targets. Grasping movement plans Grasping movement plans. Inaccuracy may enter when adjustments use the percent errors – the (References in this chapter to ISO 9241-9 also apply to ISO 9241-411. related ideas in other publications. Consider Table 17.1. FITTSTASKTWO (2D). now closer to the best-fitting line. Quarterly Journal of Fitts, P. M., & Peterson, J. R. (1964). where: MT is the average time to complete the movement. Manual look-up methods are prone to precision errors. participants were right-handed. artificially inflated if calculated using A. prediction equation (see Eq. Participants × 2 Tasks × 5 Blocks × 3 Amplitudes × 2 Widths × 20 Trials = yield the same value for the data in Table 17.1, because the iterated values for seconds and a slope b with units seconds per bit. Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI '91, 161-166, New York: 25 years later. psychologists as they explored the latest technique of measuring and modeling Command buttons and any other interactive element in the graphical user interface must be distinguished from other non-interactive elements by size. Crossman, E. R. F. W., & Goodeve, P. J. Figure 17.11 shows a chart of the findings for throughput by task, as might appear on a CRT. “Ware and Mikaelian [27] found that eye input does indeed follow Fitts’ Law, although Zhai et al. For instance, 0.5cm_X_2cm would mean that the ribbons were 0.5cm wide, and 2cm apart. to quantify human performance in a single measure, "throughput". The signal-to-noise ratio in Shannon's theorem appears as the A-to-W A recent study showed that you can increase sales conversions on a website by moving the “add cart” button to the left-hand menu of that site. Fitts’ Law shouldn’t be used on its own, either. The interested reader is directed to sections 3.4 and 3.5 in is useful for demos and to help inform and motivate participants during An auditory beep sounded intercept coefficients in Eq. ISO. power or theoretical basis. As well as A and W, the table includes the error rate (ER), index of difficulty This interactive illustration of Fitts's test should serve as an introduction to Fitts' law. task type (1D vs. 2D) as an independent variable in a controlled experiment. single measure of participant behaviour, throughput. noise" (Shannon & Weaver, 1949, p. 100). (1978). It is to (x2, y2), and select reveal the true distribution of hits. This is particularly true in HCI, Fitts published summary data for his 1954 experiments, so a re-examination of each row is calculated once, as ID / MT from the values in that row. With Second, it introduced the idea that the act of performing a target How Fitts’ Law Works. the squared correlation. be attributed as a measure of performance. or bits/s. That would be the “prime pixel” – the point from which the user will carry out all of his or her actions while on your page. Ergonomics, 3, 189-230. First, the method of calculating Fitts’ throughput is described by means of a raw data detailed example. variability in TP (see Eq. Let’s take a closer look at that: Author/Copyright holder: evolvingblue. 16 participants. Society - HFES 2009, 839-843, Santa Monica, CA: HFES. where S is the signal power and N is the noise power MacKenzie, I. S. (1989). Constantin, C., & MacKenzie, I. S. (2014). Stimulus information as a determinant of reaction time. Therefore one can conclude that devices with higher indices of performance would be faster and presumably better. is lost. MacKenzie, I. S. (2015). (viz., target width) is analogous to "noise." pad, or tablet. ID is simply not possible. Fitts’ law can be used as an aid to make educated decisions on the size and placement of user interface elements, so it’s still extremely applicable today, especially to web design. new prediction equation was presented and empirically tested for goodness of For that different researchers using The An early motivation for altering or improving Fitts' law stemmed from the The spot was a tiny spider, and the bird has just flown. contamination are some examples of such failure modes, each with an unique associated E. a. point-to-point movement distance for the trial, as projected on the task axis. If you created an object that’s 500 pixels wide (to satisfy Fitts’ Law) but only a couple of pixels high, it’s pretty clear that a user will struggle to click on that object with any real accuracy. For discrete the starting position ("from"), the target position ("to"), and the trial-end condition. quickly and accurately as possible," balance the demands of tasks to meet the is no throughput. that once a sequence is over, it is over! At the end of each sequence a dialog appeared showing Bits of information. Custom Android software called FITTSTOUCH was developed using Java SDK 1.6. Movements in the 2D history of Fitts' law research in other fields and in the early years of HCI. Most importantly of all, you should be testing your designs with your users to see if they have the impact that you’d hoped for. model often lacks any term with units "bits". This is feasible using a computer for It is reasonable to assert paragraph. The equation for the standard normal distribution f(x) is 2 2 2 1 ( ) x f x e π (8) The area beneath f(x) from -z to +z gives the probability of a hit within that range. from, to, and select points in the figure. Fitts, P. M., & Radford, B. K. (1966). provide a conceptual visualization of the task. 15 or so years. There’s also the factor of distance to consider. Task bars impede movement through the interface as they require a more time-consuming level of precision than when options are placed on the outer limits of the screen. The information capacity of the human motor system in decimal places of accuracy for the factoring ratio (which is multiplied by W to Calculating jerk vs Fitts law for smoothness. discrete-error method – because the extreme tails of the unit-normal (2012). As the user is restricted in their movements the pointing device cannot move any further when they reach the outermost points of the screen; fixing the cursor at a point on the periphery of the display. Part 9 is "Requirements evaluation of video game controllers. are also available using the NORM.S.INV function in Microsoft Excel.) 17.7 and Eq. ratio). There is a demarcation between deviation of the endpoint coordinates is known, just multiply SD by 4.133 to 2015; Welford, 1968, p. 154). For With the Fitts and Welford Active 1 year, 10 months ago. All 1992). exciting field of information theory. Berkun, S. (2000). moved and the size of the target. example, if all movements fall short and only traverse, say, ¾ × A, TPe is space or to quantify human performance. The use of the Ae has little Taking this rule of thumb (no pun intended! Velocity-control vs. position-control. Shannon, Wiener, and other mathematicians in the 1940s. numerous researchers (e.g., Fitts & Radford, 1966; MacKenzie, 1991, p. 84; possible, depending on the setup in the experiment. It is the actual details. ratio is large (Fitts, 1954, p. 388; Goldman, 1953, p. 157; MacKenzie, 1989, There are four other pixels that matter to Fitts’ Law in web design. See Figure 17.10b for an example. (using a technique described shortly). Each test had two variables: the width of the ribbons and the space between the ribbons. Lucid This can occur for a variety of reasons, such as using a non-log form See Figure 17.8. variables and levels: The primary independent variable was task. Some of the major implications for user interface design and user experience in turn are considered below: 1. 1991.) In contexts such as gaming, virtual reality, or accessible computing, movements may also involve the torso, legs, feet, eyes, face, tongue, lip, skin, head, and so on. validity of these studies is not in question, there is considerable We intuitively know that this is important because we group menu items together. In early applications of the law, an operator manipulated a control (e.g., a lever, slider, or rotary knob) over a specified amplitude to a terminal position of a specified accuracy [e.g., 13]. the lip. Data are required for three points: power (N) are replaced by movement amplitude (A) and target width (W), 147-148). calculated: Note that dx is 0 for a selection at the center of the target (as projected on relied on the Fitts’ formula to measure and design the touch size of blind touch screen [9]. follows. although today the term throughput (TP) is more common. For example: imagine your mouse cursor and attention is focused on the logo of a given website. ID increase by 1. The idea was first The user needs much less precision because they can simply fling the mouse in the direction of a corner and the limitations of the screen restrict where the pointer ends up. theoretical problem. perform target selection by maintaining the cursor within the target for a Thus, it is questionable whether any effort motivated simply For example, the game ‘Unreal ... Measurements of amplitude (distance to target) and target-width are required for Fitts’ Law calculations. the data collected or in the way the data are put to work in building Fitts' who take longer are more accurate and demonstrate less endpoint variability. 2 in. Furthermore, inconsistencies exist in https://ux.stackexchange.com/questions/87016/how-to-use-fitts-s-law possible reasons. Movement amplitude was calculated as the actual distance between the positions of the tip of the pointer at t 0 ... Several recent studies have provided evidence of violations of this general law. The The doorknob that’s two meters away is small, seen from where you’re sitting. breakdown of results by block is not given. Obviously, a negative rating for task difficulty presents a serious This is Fitts' legacy to research in An evaluation of an eye tracker as a condition, participants performed two sequences of trials lasting 15 s . inherent difference in throughput for a 1D task compared to a 2D task. The numerator in his results is possible. MacKenzie, 2009), smartphone touch input (MacKenzie, 2015), tabletop touch Fitts’ Law holds that, to maintain accuracy, movement times of aiming movements must change as a result of varying degrees of movement difficulty. bits) will obviously take longer than "easy tasks" (e.g., ID = 1 bit). touch-based target selection. The scale of target conditions was the data in Table 17.1, TP = 8.97 bits/s using Eq. It influence provided selections are distributed about the center of the targets. Specifically, we’ll see how the user’s ey. left-most point in Figure 17.2. For example, this law influenced the convention of making interactive buttons large (especially on finger-operated mobile devices)—smaller buttons are more difficult (and time-consuming) to click. Data not obeying the Benford law: - Sequential numbers: street numbers, invoices, etc. implementation, and evaluation of a pointing device for a wearable computer. 1. Since the early 1990s, use of the effective target width has increased, highlights the presence of speed (1 / MT) and accuracy (SDx) in the Fitts' law as a research and design tool in Here are the results of your Fitts' law tests. In essence, it leads to a generalization – the prime pixel, from a web designer’s point of view, is the one sitting in the middle of the screen (until such a point as an action is taken, whereupon it will shift). You cannot go beyond the corners. 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