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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Touch screen gestures
by Billinghurst, Sabrina, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2014, 64; 1527887
Abstract (Summary)

Touch screens have many advantages over traditional desktop devices. In addition to their direct interaction and portability, they allow for a novel interaction method, hand gestures. Current research on touch screen gestures focuses on the technical constraints of the input rather than defining gestures for a specific task. Therefore, this study defined the most natural gestures for common web browsing tasks as well as added to the limited research by examining differences between postures, screen sizes, and population of users. It was found that most gestures used the dominant hand, the index finger, and a single motion. There was no effect of device tilt or posture since most gestures were performed with one hand. Five fingered gestures were used more often on the tablet than on the phone. There were little differences between the psychology and engineering groups. Design implications and limitations are discussed.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Vu, Kim-Phuong L.
Commitee: Battiste, Vernol, Strybel, Thomas Z.
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Psychology
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 53/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Cognitive psychology
Keywords: Input device, Interaction design, Population stereotypes, Surface gestures, Touch screen
Publication Number: 1527887
ISBN: 978-1-303-98410-5
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