The use of dynamic display to improve reading comprehension for the small screen of a wrist watch

Yu Hung Chien*, Chien Hsiung Chen

*Corresponding author for this work

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This study explored the feasibility of displaying dynamic Chinese text on the screen of a wrist watch. Three design factors (i.e., dynamic display, presentation method, and speed) were examined to investigate their effects on users' reading comprehension under two different conditions of task types. The results of this study indicated the following: (1) There was no significant difference between leading display and RSVP in both single- and dual-task conditions; (2) Presentation method was a significant factor. The participant's reading comprehension was significantly better with the word-by-word format than with the character-by-character one in both single- and dual-task conditions; (3) The participant's reading comprehension was not significantly different among the three different speed settings in the single-task condition. However, participants had significantly higher reading comprehension scores under the slower speed settings of 150 and 250 cpm than under the faster speed setting of 350 cpm in the dual-task condition.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman Interface and the Management of Information
Subtitle of host publicationMethods, Techniques and Tools in Information Design - Symposium on Human Interface 2007. Held as Part of HCI International 2007, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages10
EditionPART 1
ISBN (Print)9783540733447
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventSymposium on Human Interface 2007 - Beijing, China
Duration: 2007 Jul 222007 Jul 27

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 1
Volume4557 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


OtherSymposium on Human Interface 2007


  • Dynamic display
  • Leading display
  • Rapid serial visual presentation
  • Reading comprehension
  • Small screen
  • Wrist watch

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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