Toddler techie touch generation

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Abstract

This paper reports on a study of the interaction skills of forty-two children, between the ages of eighteen months to forty-two months, in using touch devices. A majority of the children had used a touch device previously and had prior experience with touch devices. Continuous swiping, discrete touching and directional swiping were found to be the easiest actions to complete. The drag interaction was more difficult but most children could complete the interaction. The pinch, stretch and rotate interactions were most difficult for the children to make successfully. Common errors included unintended movement during interactions, pressing too hard, and lack of precision due in part to the target size. This study expands the domain knowledge about a toddler’s ability to interact with touch devices, allowing better creation and selection of interfaces for them to use.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI PLAY 2018 - Proceedings of the 2018 Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play
Subtitle of host publicationOctober 28–31, 2018 Melbourne, VIC, Australia
EditorsZach Toups, Peta Wyeth
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages127-139
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781450356244
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventACM SIGCHI Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play 2018 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 28 Oct 201831 Oct 2018
Conference number: 5th
https://chiplay.acm.org/2018/

Conference

ConferenceACM SIGCHI Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play 2018
Abbreviated titleCHI PLAY 2018
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period28/10/1831/10/18
Internet address

Keywords

  • Application
  • Children
  • Design
  • Development
  • Interaction Design
  • IPad
  • Toddlers
  • Touch Device
  • User Groups

Cite this

Ellis, K., Power, M., & Albrecht, D. W. (2018). Toddler techie touch generation. In Z. Toups, & P. Wyeth (Eds.), CHI PLAY 2018 - Proceedings of the 2018 Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play: October 28–31, 2018 Melbourne, VIC, Australia (pp. 127-139). New York NY USA: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). https://doi.org/10.1145/3242671.3242693
Ellis, Kirsten ; Power, Mark ; Albrecht, David W. / Toddler techie touch generation. CHI PLAY 2018 - Proceedings of the 2018 Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play: October 28–31, 2018 Melbourne, VIC, Australia. editor / Zach Toups ; Peta Wyeth. New York NY USA : Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2018. pp. 127-139
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Ellis, K, Power, M & Albrecht, DW 2018, Toddler techie touch generation. in Z Toups & P Wyeth (eds), CHI PLAY 2018 - Proceedings of the 2018 Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play: October 28–31, 2018 Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), New York NY USA, pp. 127-139, ACM SIGCHI Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play 2018, Melbourne, Australia, 28/10/18. https://doi.org/10.1145/3242671.3242693

Toddler techie touch generation. / Ellis, Kirsten; Power, Mark; Albrecht, David W.

CHI PLAY 2018 - Proceedings of the 2018 Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play: October 28–31, 2018 Melbourne, VIC, Australia. ed. / Zach Toups; Peta Wyeth. New York NY USA : Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2018. p. 127-139.

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Ellis K, Power M, Albrecht DW. Toddler techie touch generation. In Toups Z, Wyeth P, editors, CHI PLAY 2018 - Proceedings of the 2018 Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play: October 28–31, 2018 Melbourne, VIC, Australia. New York NY USA: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). 2018. p. 127-139 https://doi.org/10.1145/3242671.3242693