Find the ‘Lost’ Cursor: A Comparative Experiment of Visually Enhanced Cursor Techniques

  • Chuanyi LiuEmail author
  • Rui Zhao
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10955)


We proposed eight visually enhanced cursor techniques (VECTs) to help users locate a cursor more easily and quickly. A thorough comparative experiment was conducted to evaluate the proposed and other existing prominent VECTs. The experimental results showed that the usefulness and performance of these techniques were dependent on their applied backgrounds and their cursor shapes. All the VECTs performed faster than the baseline in a common or a complex background. And the cursor-shape deforming technique totally outperformed all the others concerning mean task completion time in any kind of background.


Lost cursor Visually enhanced cursor techniques Cursor shape 



Supported by the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities Grants No. lzujbky-2016-k07.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Information Science & EngineeringLanzhou UniversityLanzhouChina

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