Impact of Viewing Distance on Task Performance and Its Properties

Makio ISHIHARA  Yukio ISHIHARA  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E101-D   No.10   pp.2530-2533
Publication Date: 2018/10/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1361
DOI: 10.1587/transinf.2018EDL8117
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Human-computer Interaction
Keyword: 
viewing distance,  physical fatigue,  physiological stress,  task performance,  VDT syndrome,  

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Summary: 
This paper discusses VDT syndrome from the point of view of the viewing distance between a computer screen and user's eyes. This paper conducts a series of experiments to show an impact of the viewing distance on task performance. In the experiments, two different viewing distances of 50cm and 350cm with the same viewing angle of 30degrees are taken into consideration. The results show that the long viewing distance enables people to manipulate the mouse more slowly, more correctly and more precisely than the short.