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Improving Touch Based Gesture Interfaces

Jeftha, Ridhô (2012) Improving Touch Based Gesture Interfaces. Technical Report CS12-06-00, Department of Computer Science, University of Cape Town.

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Abstract

The lack of affordance in gesture interfaces make interaction non-intuitive and time has to be invested in learning the various gestures. This can be difficult for first-time users. The Visual Gestures on Maps (VGMaps) mobile application was developed to test if the inclusion of visual cues improves the efficiency and intuitiveness of touch-based gestures. User testing showed that visual cues made no difference with regards to the basic touch gestures, such as swiping and flicking, but an improvement was noted with more advanced gestures (multi-touch zoom).

EPrint Type:Departmental Technical Report
Keywords:Information Interfaces and Presentation, Gesture Recognition
Subjects:H Information Systems: H.5 INFORMATION INTERFACES AND PRESENTATION
ID Code:777
Deposited By:Jeftha, Ridhô
Deposited On:13 August 2012