Fine-tuning the human-computer interface: Verbal versus keyboard input in an idea generation context

J. H. Jung, Clayton Arlen Looney, Joseph S. Valacich

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Abstract

Voice recognition technologies are rapidly evolving to help humans interact with computers more efficiently and effectively. Despite their potential advantages, their impact on system usability has not received sufficient empirical attention. To this end, this study applies voice recognition technologies in a setting where the speed and volume of human input is critical - small group idea generation. Rather than forcing group members to input ideas via keyboard, a novel idea generation technique is introduced whereby ideas are captured directly through verbalization. The results indicate that inputting ideas verbally enhances system usability, providing a more efficient and effective mechanism for generating ideas in a computer-mediated environment. Verbalizing ideas appears to help group members focus on analytical thinking and leverage others' ideas, ultimately facilitating the creation of idea pools that are vastly superior in terms of quantity and quality. As expected, these effects are robust across nominal and small interacting groups.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 40th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2007, HICSS'07
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event40th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2007, HICSS'07 - Big Island, HI, United States
Duration: Jan 3 2007Jan 6 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
ISSN (Print)1530-1605

Other

Other40th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2007, HICSS'07
CountryUnited States
CityBig Island, HI
Period1/3/071/6/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Jung, J. H., Looney, C. A., & Valacich, J. S. (2007). Fine-tuning the human-computer interface: Verbal versus keyboard input in an idea generation context. In Proceedings of the 40th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2007, HICSS'07 [4076426] (Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences). https://doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.2007.230