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Ease-of-Use of Tactile Interaction for Novice Older Adults

  • Lilian Genaro MottiEmail author
  • Nadine Vigouroux
  • Philippe Gorce
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9193)

Abstract

Usability, particularly ease-of-use, is a main factor affecting the acceptance of technologies by older adults. Mobile devices offer great possibilities for well-being applications, but they are often equipped with touchscreen. In order to evaluate the ease-of-use of tactile interaction, this study compares the performances of 16 novice (mean age 74) and 8 experienced older adults (mean 75) during the execution of drag-and-drop interaction for achieving tactile puzzle games on smartphone and tablet, with pen and fingers. Results show that novice users were able accomplish interaction accurately with longer times but no significant difference of errors of accuracy.

Keywords

Human-computer interaction Interaction techniques Older adults Touchscreen Drag-and-drop Errors of accuracy Ease-of-use Usability 

Notes

Acknowledgements

Phd Scholarship Ciência sem fronteiras, CNPQ, Brazil (#237079/2012-7). We kindly thank all the participants and the seniors associations in Toulouse, France, that helped us during the recruitment phase.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lilian Genaro Motti
    • 1
    Email author
  • Nadine Vigouroux
    • 1
  • Philippe Gorce
    • 2
  1. 1.UPS, IRITUniversity of ToulouseToulouseFrance
  2. 2.HandiBioUniversity of ToulonToulonFrance

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