Evaluating Interaction Design in Brazilian Tablet Journalism: Gestural Interfaces and Affordance Communicability

  • Luiz AgnerEmail author
  • Adriano Bernardo Renzi
  • Natanne Viegas
  • Priscila Buares
  • Vitor Zanfagnini
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9187)


The present work aims to provide a contribution to the definition of new parameters to guide interface design and content publishing that will ensure the quality of gestural interaction in newspaper apps for tablets. Our case study is O Globo A Mais, a digital edition with unique content specially produced for iPad, launched by Rio de Janeiro´s newspaper O Globo, one of the majors in Brazil. The research employed two techniques of qualitative emphasis: exploratory interviews and user observation focused on readers. We concluded that designers and journalists of O Globo A Mais should develop and refine their discourse to users through its gestural interfaces.


Tablet Journalism Design Affordance Semiotics Communicability 



This research was made with the collaboration of undergraduate students of Social Communication (Department of Journalism/Advertising/PR) at Faculdades Integradas Helio Alonso (Facha) and post-graduate students of Interface Ergodesign, Usability and Information Architecture at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio). This research is supported by FAPERJ - Fundação Carlos Chagas Filho de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (APQ1/2014).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luiz Agner
    • 1
    Email author
  • Adriano Bernardo Renzi
    • 2
  • Natanne Viegas
    • 1
  • Priscila Buares
    • 1
  • Vitor Zanfagnini
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculdades Integradas Helio Alonso/FACHARio de JaneiroBrazil
  2. 2.Escola Superior de Desenho Industrial/UERJRio de JaneiroBrazil

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