Multi-touch gestures in multimodal systems interaction among preschool children

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Abstract

Multi-touch gesture interactions have grown in popularity since the emergence of various types of tablets and smart phones. This simple and natural type of interaction has attracted users from all ages. Children are among the regular users who interact with multi-touch gestures; they learn to interact with touch screens even before they can speak. Additionally, children are also introduced with multi-touch technology for learning purposes in preschool. However, children face difficulties in accurately performing core multi-touch gestures (zoom-in, zoom-out, and rotate), as they are more accustomed to performing simple gesture like tapping. Thus, this paper proposes a conceptual framework on multi-touch gestures in multimodal systems interaction for preschool children aged 4-6 years from a Malaysian context. A semi-structured interview was conducted among ten preschool teachers in the Peninsular Malaysia through a telephone call. Three difficulty factors were identified, which are the ergonomics, the need for practical guidance, and the children's limited motor and cognitive skills. These results prove that the potential of multimodal interaction is a relevant solution in early childhood education at a preschool or kindergarten level.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2017 6th International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Informatics
Subtitle of host publicationSustainable Society Through Digital Innovation, ICEEI 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
Volume2017-November
ISBN (Electronic)9781538604755
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Mar 2018
Event6th International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Informatics, ICEEI 2017 - Langkawi, Malaysia
Duration: 25 Nov 201727 Nov 2017

Other

Other6th International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Informatics, ICEEI 2017
CountryMalaysia
CityLangkawi
Period25/11/1727/11/17

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Multi-touch
Gestures
Touch screens
Touch
Preschool Children
Ergonomics
Gesture
Telephone
Education
Interaction
Child Guidance
Multimodal Interaction
Motor Skills
Malaysia
Human Engineering
Tablets
Guidance
Children
Learning
Interviews

Keywords

  • gestures
  • multi-touch
  • multimodal systems
  • touch screen

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Control and Optimization
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Information Systems
  • Software
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Health Informatics

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Hussain, N. H., Tengku Wook, T. S. M., Mat Noor, S. F., & Mohamed, H. (2018). Multi-touch gestures in multimodal systems interaction among preschool children. In Proceedings of the 2017 6th International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Informatics: Sustainable Society Through Digital Innovation, ICEEI 2017 (Vol. 2017-November, pp. 1-6). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICEEI.2017.8312436

Multi-touch gestures in multimodal systems interaction among preschool children. / Hussain, Nor Hidayah; Tengku Wook, Tengku Siti Meriam; Mat Noor, Siti Fadzilah; Mohamed, Hazura.

Proceedings of the 2017 6th International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Informatics: Sustainable Society Through Digital Innovation, ICEEI 2017. Vol. 2017-November Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2018. p. 1-6.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Hussain, NH, Tengku Wook, TSM, Mat Noor, SF & Mohamed, H 2018, Multi-touch gestures in multimodal systems interaction among preschool children. in Proceedings of the 2017 6th International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Informatics: Sustainable Society Through Digital Innovation, ICEEI 2017. vol. 2017-November, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 1-6, 6th International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Informatics, ICEEI 2017, Langkawi, Malaysia, 25/11/17. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICEEI.2017.8312436
Hussain NH, Tengku Wook TSM, Mat Noor SF, Mohamed H. Multi-touch gestures in multimodal systems interaction among preschool children. In Proceedings of the 2017 6th International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Informatics: Sustainable Society Through Digital Innovation, ICEEI 2017. Vol. 2017-November. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2018. p. 1-6 https://doi.org/10.1109/ICEEI.2017.8312436
Hussain, Nor Hidayah ; Tengku Wook, Tengku Siti Meriam ; Mat Noor, Siti Fadzilah ; Mohamed, Hazura. / Multi-touch gestures in multimodal systems interaction among preschool children. Proceedings of the 2017 6th International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Informatics: Sustainable Society Through Digital Innovation, ICEEI 2017. Vol. 2017-November Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2018. pp. 1-6
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