Evaluating deformable devices with emergent users

Jennifer Pearson, Simon Robinson, Matt Jones, Céline Coutrix
2017 Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services - MobileHCI '17  
Céline Coutrix. Evaluating deformable devices with emergent users. MobileHCI '17: Figure 1 . A sensel-based slider control, as used in the studies reported here. As the user tilts the sensel and moves their grasp from one raised rod to the next, adjacent components rise and fall on-demand to give the impression-and feeling-of moving a tangible slider thumb along a static guide rail. ABSTRACT This research forms part of a wider body of work focused around involving emergent users-those just
more » ... ning to get access to mobile devices-in the development and refinement of far-future technologies. In this paper we present an evaluation of a new type of deformable slider with emergent users, designed to investigate whether shape-changing interfaces provide any benefit over touchscreens for this type of user. Our trials, which took place in two contexts and three disparate regions, revealed that while there was a clear correlation between performance and technology exposure, emergent users had similar ability with both touchscreen and deformable controls.
doi:10.1145/3098279.3098555 dblp:conf/mhci/0001RJC17 fatcat:7frnbdjqvva2vmgvc3j6i7ej2i