Thumbs Up to Gesture-Controlled Electronics?
As a growing number of three-dimensional motion and natural gesture-controlled consumer electronics come to market, there are new challenges for user experience design for globally merchandized devices, as gestures are presumably influenced by local cultures. As specialists for culture-specific user experience research, the UX Fellows network wanted to find out which gestures people from various cultures would spontaneously use to control consumer electronics. We conducted 360 face-to-face interviews with consumer electronics-savvy users in 18 different countries. The most frequent gestures and their difficulty were identified for each country and then aggregated.
- Which are the most common gestures for each command?
- Which commands are particularly culture-specific?
- Which markets or regions are particularly different from others?
- How difficult is it for potential users to imagine gestures for a series of CE commands?
- Are natural gestures preferred or pointing gestures when controlling a CE device?
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