Fitton, Daniel Bowen, Thompson, James and Read, Janet C (2012) Poking fun at the surface: exploring touch-point overloading on the multi-touch tabletop with child users. In: Proceedings of the 26th Annual BCS Interaction Specialist Group Conference on People and Computers, Birmingham.
Official URL: http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2377916.2377943
In this paper a collaborative game for children is used to explore touch-point overloading on a multi-touch tabletop. Understanding the occurrence of new interactional limitations, such as the situation of touch-point overloading in a multi-touch interface, is highly relevant for interaction designers working with emerging technologies. The game was designed for the Microsoft Surface 1.0 and during gameplay the number of simultaneous touch-points required gradually increases to beyond the physical capacity of the users. Studies were carried out involving a total of 42 children (from 2 different age groups) playing in groups of between 5-7 and all interactions were logged. From quantitative analysis of the interactions occurring during the game and observations made we explore the impact of overloading and identify other salient findings. This paper also highlights the need for empirical evaluation of the physical and cognitive limitations of interaction with emerging technologies.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Uncontrolled Keywords (separate with ;):||child-computer interaction, children, interaction, multi-touch, surface|
|Subjects:||Computer science > Computer architectures & operating systems|
|Schools:||Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Physical Sciences and Computing|
Faculty of Culture & the Creative Industries > School of Journalism, Media and Performance
|Deposited By:||Daniel Bowen Fitton|
|Deposited On:||21 Mar 2013 10:15|
|Last Modified:||04 Oct 2016 12:57|
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