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Movement characteristics and effects of GUI design on how older adults swipe in mid-air

Theil Cabreira, A. and Hwang, F. (2018) Movement characteristics and effects of GUI design on how older adults swipe in mid-air. In: ASSETS '18: 20th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, 22-24 Oct 2018, Galway, Ireland, pp. 420-422. (ISBN: 9781450356503)

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1145/3234695.3241014

Abstract/Summary

We conducted a study with 25 older adults that aimed to investigate how older users interact with swipe-based interactions in mid-air and how menu sizes may affect swipe characteristics. Our findings suggest that currently-implemented motion-based interaction parameters may not be very well-aligned with the expectations and physical abilities of the older population. In addition, we find that GUI design can shape how older users produce a swipe gesture in mid-air, and that appropriate GUI design can lead to higher success rates for users with little familiarity with this novel input method.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences > Department of Bio-Engineering
ID Code:78995
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