Zorba the Hutt (zorbathut) wrote,
Zorba the Hutt
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Help Ben With His Homework!

So. Let's say you're typing a word into a TV-like system using only a DVD remote control. How would you want to do it?

Stylus method: There's a "virtual keyboard" on the screen - all the buttons - and a little cursor. You move the cursor around with the directional pad, and hit enter when it's over the right "button". Backspace is provided in case you screw up.

Console game method: You hit "up" and "down" to scroll through all the letters. So D would require hitting "up" three times. Then you hit "right" to move to the next letter. Left, of course, would go to the previous letter.

Cellphone method: All the numbers have three or four letters over them like a normal telephone keypad. You push the number multiple times to cycle through the letters. When the letter you want is chosen, hit "next". (Previous is available for making changes.)

Alphabetical method: The system shows you a word. If the word you want comes alphabetically before the shown word, hit "previous". If it comes after, hit "next". If it's that word, hit enter. It would take about 15 button-pushes total to find the word you want. (Assume that all the words you could possibly want are, indeed, entered into the database.)

Vote! I need this for a class ;) Suggestions are welcome, and if you like one but want to modify it slightly, vote for it and leave a comment with the modification.

Which is your FAVORITE option?

Stylus
6(26.1%)
Console game
4(17.4%)
Cellphone
10(43.5%)
Alphabetical
3(13.0%)
Other (write in comment)
0(0.0%)

What options do you think are good? (choose your favorite here also)

Stylus
0(0.0%)
Console game
0(0.0%)
Cellphone
2(9.1%)
Alphabetical
2(9.1%)
Other (write in comment)
0(0.0%)

Which options do you think are LOUSY?

Stylus
0(0.0%)
Console game
2(9.5%)
Cellphone
4(19.0%)
Alphabetical
6(28.6%)
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