Since they can integrate a wide range of interactive modalities, multimodal interfaces are considered to improve accessibility for a variety of users, including older adults. However, only few works have actually explored how older adults approach multimodal interaction outside specific contexts and have done so mainly in comparison to much younger users. This study explores how older (65+ years old), middle-aged (55-65 years old) and younger adults (25-35 years old) use mobile multimodal interaction in an everyday activity (i.e. taking photos with a tablet) by using midair gestures and voice commands, and investigates the differences and similarities between the considered age groups. Preliminary findings from a video-analysis show that all groups easily combine the proposed modalities when interacting with a tablet device. Furthermore, compared to younger adults, older and middle-aged adults show similarities in the way they perform gesture and voice commands.

Mobile multimodal interaction for older and younger users: Exploring differences and similarities / Schiavo, G.; Ferron, M.; Mich, O.; Mana, N.. - (2017), pp. 407-414. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 16th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia, MUM 2017 tenutosi a deu nel 2017 [10.1145/3152832.3156615].

Mobile multimodal interaction for older and younger users: Exploring differences and similarities

Schiavo G.;Ferron M.;Mich O.;Mana N.
2017

Abstract

Since they can integrate a wide range of interactive modalities, multimodal interfaces are considered to improve accessibility for a variety of users, including older adults. However, only few works have actually explored how older adults approach multimodal interaction outside specific contexts and have done so mainly in comparison to much younger users. This study explores how older (65+ years old), middle-aged (55-65 years old) and younger adults (25-35 years old) use mobile multimodal interaction in an everyday activity (i.e. taking photos with a tablet) by using midair gestures and voice commands, and investigates the differences and similarities between the considered age groups. Preliminary findings from a video-analysis show that all groups easily combine the proposed modalities when interacting with a tablet device. Furthermore, compared to younger adults, older and middle-aged adults show similarities in the way they perform gesture and voice commands.
ACM International Conference Proceeding Series
1515 BROADWAY, NEW YORK, NY 10036-9998 USA
Association for Computing Machinery
9781450353786
Schiavo, G.; Ferron, M.; Mich, O.; Mana, N.
Mobile multimodal interaction for older and younger users: Exploring differences and similarities / Schiavo, G.; Ferron, M.; Mich, O.; Mana, N.. - (2017), pp. 407-414. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 16th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia, MUM 2017 tenutosi a deu nel 2017 [10.1145/3152832.3156615].
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