NoteWordy: Investigating Touch and Speech Input on Smartphones for Personal Data Capture
Speech as a natural and low-burden input modality has great potential to support personal data capture. However, little is known about how people use speech input, together with traditional touch input, to capture different types of data in self-tracking contexts. In this work, we designed and developed NoteWordy, a multimodal self-tracking application integrating touch and speech input, and deployed it in the context of productivity tracking for two weeks (N = 17). Our participants used the two input modalities differently, depending on the data type as well as personal preferences, error tolerance for speech recognition issues, and social surroundings. Additionally, we found speech input reduced participants' diary entry time and enhanced the data richness of the free-form text. Drawing from the findings, we discuss opportunities for supporting efficient personal data capture with multimodal input and implications for improving the user experience with natural language input to capture various self-tracking data.