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Title
Improving Pre-Kindergarten Touch Performance
Authors
Vicente Ernesto Nácher Soler
Javier Jaén Martínez
Alejandro Catalá Bolós
Elena Navarro Martínez
Pascual Gonzalez
Published in
ACM Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces (ITS'14) - 2014
Abstract
Multi-touch technology provides users with a more intuitive way of interaction. However, pre-kindergarten children, a growing group of potential users, have problems with some basic gestures according to previous studies. This is particularly the case of the double tap and long pressed gestures, which have some issues related to spurious entry events and time-constrained interactions, respectively. In this paper, we empirically test specific strategies to deal with these issues by evaluating off-the-shelf implementations of these gestures against alternative implementations that follow these guidelines. The study shows that the implementation of these design guidelines has a positive effect on success rates of these two gestures, being feasible their inclusion in future multi-touch applications targeted at pre-kindergarten children.


BibTeX
@misc{issi_web:id:452,
        title =  "Improving Pre-Kindergarten Touch Performance",
        author = "Vicente Ernesto Nácher Soler and Javier Jaén Martínez and Alejandro Catalá Bolós and Elena Navarro Martínez and Pascual Gonzalez",
        booktitle = "ACM Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces (ITS'14)",
        year = "2014",
        eprint = "http://issi.dsic.upv.es/publications/archives/",
        url = "",
        abstract = "Multi-touch technology provides users with a more intuitive way of interaction. However, pre-kindergarten children, a growing group of potential users, have problems with some basic gestures according to previous studies. This is particularly the case of the double tap and long pressed gestures, which have some issues related to spurious entry events and time-constrained interactions, respectively. In this paper, we empirically test specific strategies to deal with these issues by evaluating off-the-shelf implementations of these gestures against alternative implementations that follow these guidelines. The study shows that the implementation of these design guidelines has a positive effect on success rates of these two gestures, being feasible their inclusion in future multi-touch applications targeted at pre-kindergarten children."
}