The effect of dyadic interactions on learning rotate gesture for technology-naïve older adults

Mihajlov, Martin, Law, Effie Lai-Chong and Springett, Mark (2016) The effect of dyadic interactions on learning rotate gesture for technology-naïve older adults. Zhou, Jia and Salvendy, Gavriel, eds. In: International Symposium on Interactive Technology and Ageing Populations (IxAP) 2016, 20-22 Oct 2016, Kochi, Japan. (doi:10.1145/2996267.2996277)

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Abstract

Older adults having limited experience with modern computing technology may find it difficult to learn touch gestures, especially the more complex rotate gesture. Social interactions, as implied by social constructivism, are assumed to be powerful in enabling older adults to acquire the skill of touch gestures. The social effect can be reinforced with the motivational effect of digital games. To verify the assumption, we conducted empirical studies with 59 older adults, who were divided into two groups: 17 Singles and 21 Dyads. They were asked to play a set of digital games on a multi-touch tabletop. Results show that on average Dyads have spent significantly longer time in the games and have performed a significantly higher number of correct rotate gestures than Singles. Future work focuses on analyzing the emotional aspect of social interactions and identifying further applications of social gaming to other ageing issues

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Editors: Zhou, Jia and Salvendy, Gavriel
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology
Item ID: 23668
Notes on copyright: © ACM 2016. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive Version of Record was published in ITAP '16 Proceedings of the International Symposium on Interactive Technology and Ageing Populations, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/10.1145/2996267.2996277
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Depositing User: Mark Springett
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2018 16:07
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2019 19:21
ISBN: 9781450347464
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/23668

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