An exploratory study of a touch-based gestural interface for elderly

@inproceedings{Leonardi2010AnES,
  title={An exploratory study of a touch-based gestural interface for elderly},
  author={Chiara Leonardi and Adriano Albertini and Fabio Pianesi and Massimo Zancanaro},
  booktitle={NordiCHI},
  year={2010}
}
This paper presents the design ideas and a preliminary study of a touch-based gestural interface to support older adults in social networking. We had the hypothesis that the directness of gestures made them well suited to implement an interaction metaphor based on familiarity. Although preliminary, this hypothesis can be sustained. In particular, we found that most of the gestures (and in particular the iconic and the dynamic ones) have a hedonic quality that attracted and motivated our… CONTINUE READING

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