Mcknight, Lorna and Fitton, Daniel (2010) Touch-screen Technology for Children: Giving the Right Instructions and Getting the Right Responses. In: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children (IDC 2010), Barcelona, Spain.
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Official URL: http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1810543.1810580
While devices such as iPhones, iPads and Surface tables enable a wide range of interaction possibilities, we do not yet have a set of widely understood terminology that conveys the new and unfamiliar touch-screen gestures required for interaction. In this paper we explore terminology for touch-screen gestures and in particular the implications for child users. An initial study exploring touch-screen language with 6-7 year-olds is presented as an illustration of some of the key problems that designers need to be aware of. The children were able to perform a range of touch-screen gestures and transfer metaphors from other contexts but mistakes were observed. From this study we present a set of suggestions as to how designers of touch-screen applications can support children more effectively.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)|
|Uncontrolled Keywords (separate with ;):||Touch-screens, children, CCI, gestures, usability, language, instructions.|
|Subjects:||Computer science > Software engineering|
|Schools:||College of Science and Technology > School of Physical Sciences and Computing|
|Deposited By:||Lorna Mcknight|
|Deposited On:||25 Jan 2011 10:39|
|Last Modified:||17 May 2016 12:21|
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