Developing New Gesture Design Mode in Smartphone Use for Elders

  • Ming-Hong Wang
  • Yu-Chi Chang
  • Shuo-Fang Liu
  • Hsin-Hsi Lai
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9193)


This article is aimed to design new hand gesture mode of smartphone for better used by the elderly. The method first use focus grouping to find out the most difficult use hand gestures for the elderly. Secondly, we develop new gesture mode with one-finger gesture. Finally, we compare the traditional gesture with new design gesture mode. Results show that (1) use two fingers as gesture are the most difficult for the elderly; (2) new design mode are better than traditional mode statistically significant in usability evaluation. Accordingly, we suggest the new design gesture mode may be as one solution to substitute the traditional gesture mode for the elderly.


Hand gesture mode Smartphone design Focus grouping Usability evaluation The elderly people 



The authors would like to appreciate that this research is financially supported by MOST (Ministry of Science and Technology) at Taiwan, R.O.C, under the project number: MOST 103-2221-E-006 -214 -. All invited subjects and designers are also appreciated very much.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ming-Hong Wang
    • 1
  • Yu-Chi Chang
    • 1
  • Shuo-Fang Liu
    • 1
  • Hsin-Hsi Lai
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Industrial DesignNational Cheng-Kung UniversityTainanTaiwan, ROC

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