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Papers/Notes: HCI in China

Thursday, April 15
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Predicting Chinese Text Entry Speeds on Mobile Phones
Ying Liu, Nokia Research Center, China
Kari-Jouko Räihä, Unit for Computer-Human Interaction, Department of Computer Science, University of Tampere, Finland

The paper presents a predictive model (integrating Fitts' law, language model, KLM and a linear model) on users' error free speeds with Chinese text entry methods on mobile phones.

Chinese Online Communities: Balancing Management Control and Individual Autonomy
Qinying Liao, IBM Research, China
Yingxin Pan, IBM Research, China
Michelle X. Zhou, IBM Research, China
Fei Ma, IBM Research, China

We present findings of three related studies on understanding the governance practices of online social communities in China and their comparison to those in the United States

How Socio-Economic Structure Influences Rural Users' Acceptance of Mobile Entertainment
Jun Liu, Tsinghua University, P.R.China
Ying Liu, Nokia Research Center, P.R.China
Pei-Luen Patrick Rau, Tsinghua University, P.R.China
Hui Li, Tsinghua University, P.R.China
Xia Wang, Nokia Research Center, P.R.China
Dingjun Li, Tsinghua University, P.R.China

Describes a quantitative comparative study of factors influencing technology acceptance in two populations in rural China. Can assist practitioners in understanding the influence of socio-economic situation on user's needs.

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