Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble Équipe Ingénierie de l'Interaction Homme-Machine

Équipe Ingénierie de l'Interaction

Evaluating Deformable Devices with Emergent Users

In Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (MobileHCI'17). pages Article No. 14. 2017.

Jennifer Pearson, Simon Robinson, M. Jones, Céline Coutrix


This research forms part of a wider body of work focused around involving emergent users---those just beginning to get access to mobile devices---in the development and refinement of far-future technologies. In this paper we present an evaluation of a new type of deformable slider with emergent users, designed to investigate whether shape-changing interfaces provide any benefit over touchscreens for this type of user. Our trials, which took place in two contexts and three disparate regions, revealed that while there was a clear correlation between performance and technology exposure, emergent users had similar ability with both touchscreen and deformable controls.