G12 – Touch interaction is manageable and preferred.

Standard

Guideline:

Touch interaction is manageable and preferred.

Guideline Description:

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.

Example:

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An older user exploring a multi- touch interface.

Source:
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

Tags:
Accessibility,  Easiness, Elderly, Learnability, Multi-touch.

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G1 – Tap gestures (when applied to well recognized objects) are the easiest ones to understand and remember.

Standard

Guideline:

Tap gestures (when applied  to well recognized  objects)  are  the  easiest  ones  to  understand  and remember.

Guideline Description:

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.

Example:

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An example of  tap gesture use in a multi-touch interface.

Source:

An Exploratory Study of a Touch-Based Gestural Interface for Elderly,2010

Tags:

Easiness, Elderly, Gestures, Interaction, Intuitive, Learnability, Remembering, Understanding , Multi-touch.