Orienting Graphical User Interfaces Reduces Errors: The Low Error Voting InterfaceWorking Paper No.: 23
Date Published: 2008-11-30
Ted Selker, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Matt Hockenberry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
John Goler, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Shawn Sullivan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
This paper demonstrates opportunities for reducing errors eith orienting graphical interfaces for voting. We have built many interfaces to explore opportunities for keeping voters aware of selections they have made and are making. Tests of our best prototypes show that missed races and incorrect selection errors are greatly reduced with orienting graphics. The interface reduces errors significantly while extending the time required to vote.