A Web-based Test of Fitts' Law

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There are no foreseeable risks in this study. The personal information to be collected in the study will not be linkable to individual participants in the study.

The objective of this study is to gather data about the speed with which humans move to targets of different sizes and at different distances. If you agree to take part in our research, you will be asked to fill out a short, web-based survey, select an anonymous id of your choice, and then click on a series of 75 targets in three separate groups (tasks). In addition to the information you enter in the survey, we will gather data about the time it takes you to select each target. Should you be one of the 10 fastest participants, your speed (with no identifying information) will be  shown to all participants.

All of the information that we obtain from you during the research will be kept confidential.  Only the id provided by you will be used to identify your information, which will be kept in a secure computer file. After this research is completed, we may save the data for use in future research by others or ourselves.  However, the same confidentiality guarantees given here will apply to future storage and use of the materials.

Participation in this research is voluntary. You may withdraw from the research by discontinuing answering questions at any time. If you have any questions about your rights or treatment as a participant in this research project, please contact the University of California at Berkeley's Committee for Protection of Human Subjects at (510)642-7461, subjects@uclink.berkeley.edu

If you wish to take part in the research, please click the “Accept” button below

If you have any questions about the research, you may contact us by e-mail: goldberg@ieor.berkeley.edu