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    Investigating activity zones on smartphones: An empirical study with older adults


    Silva, Paula Alexandra and Leitao, Roxanne and Kerwin, Maureen (2017) Investigating activity zones on smartphones: An empirical study with older adults. In: Atas do EPCGI 2017 – 24º Encontro Português de Computação Gráfica e Interação. IEEE. ISBN 978-1-5386-2079-3

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    Abstract

    This paper investigates and extends existing knowledge on older adults' (65+) gestural interaction with smartphones. Specifically, it looks at the effect touch targets location has on older adults' performance of tap and swipe gestures. Two separate experiments, each with 40 participants, showed older adults' performance for tap is best toward the center, right edge, and bottom right corner of the smartphone's display. For horizontal swipe participants' performance is better with targets toward the bottom half of the display, while for vertical swipe performance is better with targets toward the right half of the display.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: This paper was presented at 24º Encontro Português de Computação Gráfica e Interação - Portuguese Meeting on Computer Graphics and Interaction (EPCGI), 12-13 Oct 2017, Guimaraes, Portugal.
    Keywords: Smart phones; Tools; Sociology; Statistics; Aging; Testing; ergonomics; gesture recognition; touch sensitive screens; gestures; tap; smartphone; activity zones; targets location; older adults; Accessibility; Inclusive design; Swipe; Gestures;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Design Innovation
    Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > Maynooth University Social Sciences Institute, MUSSI
    Item ID: 11919
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1109/EPCGI.2017.8124301
    Depositing User: Paula Alexandra Silva
    Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2019 11:58
    Publisher: IEEE
    Refereed: Yes
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