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Title
Exploring Visual Cues for Intuitive Communicability of Touch Gestures to Pre-kindergarten Children
Authors
Vicente Ernesto Nácher Soler
Javier Jaén Martínez
Alejandro Catalá Bolós
Published in
ACM Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces (ITS'14) - 2014
Abstract
Pre-kindergarten children are becoming frequent users of multi-touch technology and, according to previous studies they are able to perform several multi-touch gestures successfully. However, the problem of communicability of these gestures has not been explored for this challenging type of users. Consequently, interactive applications for pre-kindergarteners fail to convey their underlying design intent and interactive principles with respect to touch interaction. In this paper, we present and evaluate two approaches to communicate three different touch gestures (tap, drag and scale up) to pre-kindergarten users. Our results show, firstly, that it is possible to effectively communicate them using visual cues and, secondly, that an animated semiotic approach is better than an iconic one. These results are a first step in the design of a comprehensive language for effectively communicating multi-touch gestures to pre-kindergarten users.


BibTeX
@misc{issi_web:id:453,
        title =  "Exploring Visual Cues for Intuitive Communicability of Touch Gestures to Pre-kindergarten Children ",
        author = "Vicente Ernesto Nácher Soler and Javier Jaén Martínez and Alejandro Catalá Bolós",
        booktitle = "ACM Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces (ITS'14)",
        year = "2014",
        eprint = "http://issi.dsic.upv.es/publications/archives/",
        url = "",
        abstract = "Pre-kindergarten children are becoming frequent users of multi-touch technology and, according to previous studies they are able to perform several multi-touch gestures successfully. However, the problem of communicability of these gestures has not been explored for this challenging type of users. Consequently, interactive applications for pre-kindergarteners fail to convey their underlying design intent and interactive principles with respect to touch interaction. In this paper, we present and evaluate two approaches to communicate three different touch gestures (tap, drag and scale up) to pre-kindergarten users. Our results show, firstly, that it is possible to effectively communicate them using visual cues and, secondly, that an animated semiotic approach is better than an iconic one. These results are a first step in the design of a comprehensive language for effectively communicating multi-touch gestures to pre-kindergarten users."
}