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Dennis Stanke is a researcher in the Human-Computer Interaction Group at the University of Hannover. His main interest is the research of new techniques in the field of mobile interaction and wearable computing.
During his studies on the University of Hannover he focused on Human-Computer Interaction as well as on Software Engineering. Dennis worked for nearly three years as a student assistant at the University of Hannover before joining the Human-Computer Interaction Group as a researcher in July '19.
EmojiZoom: Emoji Entry via Large Overview Maps 😄 🔍
Proceedings of the 18th international conference on Human-computer interaction with mobile devices and services - MobileHCI '16
Current soft keyboards for emoji entry all present emoji in the same way: in long lists, spread over several categories. While categories limit the number of emoji in each individual list, the overall number is still so large, that emoji entry is a challenging task. The task takes particularly long if users pick the wrong category when searching for an emoji. Instead, we propose a new zooming keyboard for emoji entry. Here, users can see all emoji at once, aiding in building spatial memory where related emoji are to be found. We compare our zooming emoji keyboard against the Google keyboard and find that our keyboard allows for 18% faster emoji entry, reducing the required time for one emoji from 15.6s to 12.7s. A preliminary longitudinal evaluation with three participants showed that emoji entry time over the duration of the study improved at up to 60% to a final average of 7.5s.