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Hi everyone,
I'm doing an internship and I've created an application to control the mouse cursor using the kinect. Now my supervisor wants me to test this application and compare it to the real mouse. I want to use fitt's law for that so does anyone know about a software for testing the mouse and uses this law ?
Posted 1-Jun-12 0:28am
Makbg538
Edited 1-Jun-12 3:35am
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Sunasara Imdadhusen at 1-Jun-12 6:00am
   
Not clear at all!
deepureddy18 at 1-Jun-12 7:17am
   
what do u want to test ?
Makbg at 1-Jun-12 8:46am
   
I want an application that uses fitt's law for testing a mouse for example.
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Solution 1

Fitts' law talks about the time it takes to get from one item to another (gross simplification). Here is a reference: http://sixrevisions.com/usabilityaccessibility/improving-usability-with-fitts-law/[^]
 
For testing the Kinect version versus the mouse, I would recommend developing a test plan that has a series of actions (click this button, then that button - basically, figure out how the application will typically be used) and then set up timings so that the time it takes between steps is monitored. Then use the mouse once and the Kinect once. You can figure out how much time it takes to navigate your application and test it that way. It won't show you how much movement is needed but it will show you how much it will impede you (if at all) to use the Kinect.
 
As for a software to do this for you, I do not know of any. I think this would be a custom test scenario. However, it shouldn't be hard to captue the timing of each click.
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Makbg at 1-Jun-12 10:49am
   
I have already developed a software which displays a shape and when it's clicked another shape appears. this is the testing scenario , so now I have to get the time needed to move the mouse from one shape to the other ? and the distance between them ?
Tim Corey at 2-Jun-12 19:24pm
   
I would just do the time. The distance is a part of the time calculation (the farther away it is, the longer it will take to get there).
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Solution 2

Given the very verticle nature of what you're doing, it's VERY unblikely you're ever going to find code to do this. I think you're going to have to write these tests from scratch.
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