Design of a Social Game for Older Users Using Touchscreen Devices and Observations from an Exploratory Study

  • Lilian Genaro Motti
  • Nadine Vigouroux
  • Philippe Gorce
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8515)


Previous studies about tactile interaction by older adults show some important design considerations that should be applied in order to create more usable and accessible applications. The related results have been applied during the development of a serious game destined to support a social activity with older adults using touchscreen devices. An exploratory study investigates the use of touchscreen mobile devices by 17 older adults and 5 children. The results of an empirical observation allow a description of the participants’ appreciation of touchscreen devices, a typology of common errors, the gesture strategies of tactile interaction and design proposals to support interaction.


Serious game interaction techniques touchscreen older adults interaction error participative user-centered method 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lilian Genaro Motti
    • 1
  • Nadine Vigouroux
    • 1
  • Philippe Gorce
    • 2
  1. 1.IRIT UMR 5505, Université de Toulouse 3 Paul SabatierToulouseFrance
  2. 2.HandiBio EA 4322, Université du Sud Toulon VarToulonFrance

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