Tactile Interaction for Novice User

Uncolocated Gestures
  • Denis ChêneEmail author
  • Vincent Pillot
  • Marc-Éric Bobillier Chaumon
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9754)


This paper introduces the concept of tactile interaction for novice elderly users. Cognitive difficulties, motor constraints, visual overloads and lacks of feedback lead to hardly usable tactile smartphone among elderly users. An optimized tactile interface was produced, offering continuous and secure gestures, and introducing “uncolocated gestures”. Comparative tests to a classic tactile interface show that those gestures solves interaction problems but generates other difficulties. Uncolocation is a solution of interest but has to be learned and has to be progressively acquired through activity. A final enhanced profile for Elderly users was set and solves this situation, enabling uncolocation manipulation for Back and Up-Down commands and preventing it for Validation command, until it is totally acquired by the user.


Handheld devices for the elderly Use and design of smart phones for the elderly Novice profile MenuDFA Tactile interaction 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Denis Chêne
    • 1
    Email author
  • Vincent Pillot
    • 2
  • Marc-Éric Bobillier Chaumon
    • 2
  1. 1.Orange LabsMeylanFrance
  2. 2.GRePS (EA 4163)BronFrance

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