Touch interaction is manageable and preferred.
Touch screen interfaces have been explored in a wide range of devices. These type of interfaces allow the direct input with the interface objects and remove the need of multiple input devices such as mouse and keyboard. Touch screen interfaces are very apreciated by older adults.
An older user exploring a multi- touch interface.
Exploring the Accessibility and Appeal of Surface Computing for Older Adult Health Care Support,2010
Touch Screens for the Older User,2011
Determining the Benefits of Direct-touch, Bimanual, and Multifinger Input on a Multitouch Workstation,2009
Accessibility, Easiness, Elderly, Learnability, Multi-touch.
Tap gestures (when applied to well recognized objects) are the easiest ones to understand and remember.
The tap gesture is considered a simple gesture for performing in the multi-touch interaction. This gesture is easy to understanding and remembering in the future interactions.
An example of tap gesture use in a multi-touch interface.
An Exploratory Study of a Touch-Based Gestural Interface for Elderly,2010
Easiness, Elderly, Gestures, Interaction, Intuitive, Learnability, Remembering, Understanding , Multi-touch.