One Touch Character: A Simplified Japanese Character Input Method for Mobile Computing

Masanobu Higashida, Toru Ishida, Jin'Ichi Murakami, Masahiro Oku

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Abstract

This paper reports that useful search applications can be developed around "One-Touch-Character", a simplified method using digit keys originally developed for display-free touch-tone-telephones. Several input methods created in Japan have transformed into cultures characterized by their specific operations. "One-Touch-Character", one of the oldest methods, was born in 1990s and is seen as obsolete in the smartphone era. This paper introduces and compares input methods developed over the last 25 years. The drastic changes in appearance and features, from touch-tone telephones to smartphones through mobile phones, have strongly influenced input style. Though young people learnt quickly and became experts, those who could not catch the innovations became IT illiterates. To help them become positive users, we return to "One-Touch-Character". After investigating several different databases, we clarify what database characteristics suit "One-Touch-Character".

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2015 International Conference on Culture and Computing, Culture and Computing 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages119-126
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781467382328
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Mar 11
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Culture and Computing, Culture and Computing 2015 - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 2015 Oct 172015 Oct 19

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2015 International Conference on Culture and Computing, Culture and Computing 2015

Other

OtherInternational Conference on Culture and Computing, Culture and Computing 2015
CountryJapan
CityKyoto
Period15/10/1715/10/19

Keywords

  • character input method
  • degeneration ratio
  • information retrieval
  • One-Touch-Character
  • overlap ratio
  • smartphone application

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Cultural Studies
  • Computer Science Applications

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    Higashida, M., Ishida, T., Murakami, JI., & Oku, M. (2016). One Touch Character: A Simplified Japanese Character Input Method for Mobile Computing. In Proceedings - 2015 International Conference on Culture and Computing, Culture and Computing 2015 (pp. 119-126). [7433242] (Proceedings - 2015 International Conference on Culture and Computing, Culture and Computing 2015). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/Culture.and.Computing.2015.10