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Child-display interaction: Exploring avatar-based touchless gestural interfaces

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  • Elisa Rubegni
  • Vito Gentile
  • Alessio Malizia
  • Salvatore Sorce
  • Niko Kargas
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Publication date12/06/2019
Host publicationPerDis '19 Proceedings of the 8th ACM International Symposium on Pervasive Displays
EditorsVito Gentile, Jessica R. Cauchard
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781450367516
Original languageEnglish
Event8th ACM International Symposium on Pervasive Displays, PerDis 2019 - Palermo, Italy
Duration: 12/06/201914/06/2019

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Conference8th ACM International Symposium on Pervasive Displays, PerDis 2019
CountryItaly
CityPalermo
Period12/06/1914/06/19

Conference

Conference8th ACM International Symposium on Pervasive Displays, PerDis 2019
CountryItaly
CityPalermo
Period12/06/1914/06/19

Abstract

During the last decade, touchless gestural interfaces have been widely studied as one of the most promising interaction paradigms in the context of pervasive displays. In particular, avatars and silhouettes have been proved to be effective in communicating the touchless gestural interactivity supported by displays. In the paper, we take a child-display interaction perspective by exploring avatar-based touchless gestural interfaces. We believe that large displays offer an opportunity to stimulate child experience and engagement, for instance when learning about art, as well as bringing a number of challenges. The purpose of this study is twofold: 1) identifying the relevant aspects of children's interactions with a large display based on a touchless avatar-based interface, and 2) understanding the impact on recalling the content that arises from the interaction. We engaged 107 children over a period of five days during a public event at the university premises. Collected data were analyzed, and the outcomes transformed into three lessons learnt for informing the future design.