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How Older People Who Have Never Used Touchscreen Technology Interact with a Tablet

Abstract : Touchscreen technologies have become increasingly common in personal devices, so it seems necessary to improve their accessibility and usability for the older people. In the past years, a lot of studies have been conducted to improve touch interfaces, however, most them do not consider older people with very low attitude with ICTs. Moreover, the majority of studies date back 2014, so they lack to consider the most innovative technologies available today. The present study involves a sample of older people without previous experience with ICTs with the aim of analyzing how basic features of a touchscreen interface affect their performances with typical touch-gestures. A total of 22 participants have been involved. Results partially confirm the existent literature and partially reveal new interesting findings that can be useful to improve the touch screen accessibility for older people.
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Roberto Menghi, Silvia Ceccacci, Francesca Gullà, Lorenzo Cavalieri, Michele Germani, et al.. How Older People Who Have Never Used Touchscreen Technology Interact with a Tablet. 16th IFIP Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (INTERACT), Sep 2017, Bombay, India. pp.117-131, ⟨10.1007/978-3-319-67744-6_8⟩. ⟨hal-01676159⟩

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