Effects of Computer Skill on Mouse Move and Drag & Drop Performance

  • C. Panagiotakopoulos
  • M. Sarris
Conference paper


The present study attempts to investigate difficulties that appear during mouse use control. It reports a series of experimental mouse tasks, using software constructed for this research. Our main objective is to investigate children and adults’ performance on various drag & drop tasks. Differences in performance between high and low-skill computer users on low-level mouse operations tasks are also examined. Results revealed within-subject variation in performance on mouse operation tasks and performance differences among groups.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Panagiotakopoulos
    • 1
  • M. Sarris
    • 1
  1. 1.University of PatrasGreece

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