G13 – Provide cues for interaction for initial learning and sub-sequent use of the technology.

Standard

Guideline:

Provide cues for interaction for initial learning and  sub-sequent use of the technology.

Guideline Description:

In spite of intuitiveness in the use of multi-touch surfaces, it’s necessary provide some cues to facilitating a initial learning as well as sub-sequent use of the technology by older users, for example through written messages.

Example:

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This application uses a written message to help user.

Source:

Exploring the Accessibility and Appeal of Surface Computing for Older Adult Health Care Support,2010

Tags:

Accessibility, Affordance, Elderly, Interaction, Intuitive, 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.