Comparing the effects of visual-auditory and visual-tactile feedback on user performance: A meta-analysis

Jennifer L. Burke, Matthew S. Prewett, Ashley A. Gray, Liuquin Yang, Frederick R.B. Stilson, Michael D. Coovert, Linda R. Elliot, Elizabeth Redden

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Abstract

In a meta-analysis of 43 studies, we examined the effects of multimodal feedback on user performance, comparing visual-auditory and visual-tactile feedback to visual feedback alone. Results indicate that adding an additional modality to visual feedback improves performance overall. Both visual-auditory feedback and visual-tactile feedback provided advantages in reducing reaction times and improving performance scores, but were not effective in reducing error rates. Effects are moderated by task type, workload, and number of tasks. Visual-auditory feedback is most effective when a single task is being performed (g = .87), and under normal workload conditions (g = .71). Visual-tactile feedback is more effective when multiple tasks are begin performed (g = .77) and workload conditions are high (g = .84). Both types of multimodal feedback are effective for target acquisition tasks; but vary in effectiveness for other task types. Implications for practice and research are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICMI'06
Subtitle of host publication8th International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces, Conference Proceedings
Pages108-117
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006
EventICMI'06: 8th International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces - Banff, AB, Canada
Duration: Nov 2 2006Nov 4 2006

Publication series

NameICMI'06: 8th International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces, Conference Proceeding

Conference

ConferenceICMI'06: 8th International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityBanff, AB
Period11/2/0611/4/06

Keywords

  • Meta-analysis
  • Multimodal interface
  • Visual-auditory feedback
  • Visual-tactile feedback

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